Miramar, Florida, which is located in Broward County just 20 miles north of Miami, is a medium sized city, reporting a population of 122,041 in 2010. Healthcare and insurance businesses make up a significant sector of the city’s economic base, though tourism, particularly the cruise line industry, also plays a dominant role. In 2010, the largest employer of record was the City of Miramar itself, but the manufacturing and telecommunications industries were also influential in the city’s economy.
Miramar is serviced by the Region 4 district office of the Social Security Administration (SSA), which is physically based in Atlanta, GA. The regional office distributes payments of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to almost 563,000 beneficiaries annually and sees more than 60,000 new claims each year from Florida.
Individuals receiving SSDI benefits are disabled for a period of a year or more and unable to work as a result. In order to qualify for disability, you must meet the SSA’s medical guidelines and have sufficient work credits. Work credits are achieved through payroll deduction contributions to disability fund over the course of your employment. If you don’t have the work credits necessary to receive disability benefits, you may still be eligible for SSI payments.
Apply for Miramar Social Security Disability Benefits
The application, review and appeals processes for Miramar Social Security Disability benefits are long and complicated in nature. Having a Miramar disability lawyer working on your case can improve your chances of being found eligible for benefits and can lead to a quicker determination as well. Those who have legal assistance early in the process often receive benefits sooner and without going through additional reviews and appeals.
The SSA approves 26.8 percent of the initial applications it reviews from Florida. All other applicants must go through a reconsideration review and only about 9 percent are found eligible after the second review. If denied benefits at this stage, applicants must file an appeal, which will send their claim before an administrative law judge for a final determination on eligibility. Miramar area appeals hearings result in approval rates of about 38 percent.
The majority of Miramar disability benefit claims which are denied by the SSA don’t contain adequate medical documentation. An experienced Miramar Social Security Disability attorney can review your application, help you get the medical care required, ensure all documentation is present in your disability file, and assist you through all stages of the application and review process. If needed, your Miramar Social Security Disability lawyer can help you prepare for testifying and can argue your appeal in front of the administrative law judge.
Listed below is the contact information for the Social Security office which accepts Miramar Social Security disability applications:
Miramar/Pembroke Pines Social Security Disability Office
Second Floor, 500 N Hiatus Rd,
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Miramar Social Security Disability Resources
Eligibility for disability benefits is primarily based on the medical documentation contained within your application. A lack of appropriate and well documented medical care and treatment can result in denial. Affording healthcare with limited finances can be very challenging though. Here are some of the Miramar disability resources for free and low cost healthcare services, including clinics in nearby communities.
Miramar Medical Center
11908 Miramar Parkway,
Miramar, FL 33025
Pembroke Pines Health Center
263 N University Dr,
Hollywood, FL 33024
Broward Community & Health Centers
5801 W Hallandale Beach Blvd,
West Park, FL 33023
Your Miramar Disability Claim
Having a strong, well organized and thoroughly documented disability application increases your chances of being found eligible for benefits. This includes having strong medical documentation in your file to substantiate your disability claim. A Miramar Social Security disability attorney will ensure your case file is as strong as possible and will do so without charging any upfront fees for his or her services. In fact, a Miramar disability attorney isn’t paid unless you receive SSD benefits.