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Social Security Disability Benefits/SSD
When one faces the devastation of a disabling condition or injury and can no longer work and function normally, they may be entitled to disability benefits through the federal government.
The Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two federal programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.
To qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the claimant must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. They must have a medical condition or impairments that meet the federal regulation's definition of disability which requires that the claimant be unable to perform their past relevant work or any other work. Entitlement to SSD benefits also entitles a claimant to receive Medicare coverage.
Supplemental Security Income/SSI
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues. It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income; and provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Eligible claimants also receive Medicaid coverage. SSI is the disability program available to disabled children.
Auto and Motorcycle Accidents
Getting behind the wheel of an automobile or on the seat of a motorcycle carries the danger of possible accident and injury. If such a horrible event occurs and you have been injured due to the negligence of another driver, your rights for medical treatment and possible compensation must be protected. Insurance policies, injury law, and the claims process are often difficult to navigate without legal representation.
Medical malpractice can arise when a medical professional or medical facility fall below the standard of care in rendering medical care thus causing injury or death.
Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Negligence
If an elderly person or a disabled person is injured, abused or neglected in a Florida nursing home or assisted living facility, Florida statutes may support an action against the facility.
If one's death is caused by the negligence of another, there may be an actionable wrongful death claim if the legal requirements and evidence of a claim are established.
Personal injury law involves cases where injured persons seek to obtain compensation for injuries sustained. For example, compensable injuries could arise from being involved in an automobile accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, use of a defective product, medical malpractice, or nursing home negligence.
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Benefits
Short-term disability benefits often precede long-term disability benefits. The criteria and definitions of disability vary depending on the policy.
Long-term disability benefit policies are purchased from private insurance companies. The definitions and criteria of disability vary with the policy.
Veterans Disability Benefits
Veterans disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of service-connected injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled due to VA health care.