With a population of 103,000 people, Palmbay, Florida is currently the most populous city in Brevard County. An aquatic community with more than 45,000 households, Palmbay was recently ranked by Forbes magazine as the 11th most innovative city in the country. Key industries in Palmbay include manufacturing, distribution, technology and healthcare.
In December 2009, there were 21,485 residents listed as beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Palmbay or of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in current-payment status. By December 2010, that number had increased to 22,310 residents. Palmbay residents who are unable to work for at least one full year as a result of a “total” disability may be eligible to receive social security disability in Palmbay. If you are disabled and applying for social security disability, check your pay stubs for evidence that the federal social security withholding (FICA) has been deducted from your paycheck. You will need to have earned enough work credits from a qualifying job to receive Palmbay social security disability benefits. Even if you think you may not have earned enough credits, you may still qualify for SSD benefits in Palmbay. It is a good idea to seek the help of a Palmbay disability attorney for assistance on filing your claim.
Apply for Palmbay Social Security Disability Benefits
Applying for social security disability in Palmbay can be completed either online or in person at a local Social Security Administration (SSA) field office. While submitting the application may be simple, the review process is lengthy and quite involved. For most people, initial SSD applications will be denied, often for lack of adequate medical information to support the disability claim. In Florida, less than a third of initial claims filed are actually approved. Of the ones that are denied, most are not appealed and of those that do go up for appeal, less than 10% of appeals are approved. Improve your chances of having your case awarded by hiring a Palmbay social security disability attorney with whom to work early in the application and review process.
As much of your case centers around your ability to provide medical evidence of your disability, it is important that you seek medical treatment from a licensed physician as soon as you are injured. Get the help of a Palmbay disability lawyer who can review your application with you and let you know if you have enough evidence to present a strong case to the SSA. Your Palmbay SSD attorney will contact the SSA on your behalf to ensure your case runs smoothly. A recent report by the Office of Inspector General for the SSA stated that hiring a disability attorney early in the application process significantly improves your chances of receiving disability benefits.
You can hire a disability attorney at any point during the application and review process. If you have already submitted your initial claim and it was denied, let a Palmbay disability lawyer review your case and tell you why your claim may have been denied.
Listed below are the local Social Security Offices where a Palmbay Social Security applicant can file a claim for disability benefits:
Palmbay Social Security Disability
1715 W Nasa Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32935
Palmbay Social Security Disability Resources
In order to be awarded social security disability benefits in Palmbay, you must be able to prove to the SSA that you have sustained a medical or mental injury which prevents you from achieving gainful employment for at least a year. Seek the help of a licensed medical or mental health professional. If you cannot afford a doctor due to being uninsured or underinsured, there are health resources in Palmbay to assist you.
Listed below are free/reduced-cost health clinics located in the Palmbay Area:
Palmbay Urgent Care
1155 Malabar Road #10
Palm Bay, Florida 32907
Melbourne Medical Center
15 E Hibiscus Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901-3101
3260 Murrell Rd, Suite 102
Rockledge, FL 32955
Holmes Regional Medical Center
6450 US Highway 1
Rockledge, FL 32955
Your Palmbay Disability Claim
Providing insufficient evidence can delay your Palmbay social security disability case and leave you without benefits. Before submitting a claim, get the advice of a Palmbay social security disability attorney. Let your SSD attorney review your claim, guide you in the best course of action for your case and file the application on your behalf. If your initial claim is denied, your Palmbay SSD attorney will represent you through the appeals process as well as coach and prepare you for the hearing.
The initial consultation with a disability lawyer is free and you will only have to pay if your attorney wins your case for you. To learn more about hiring a Social Security attorney or to request a free evaluation of your case, click here.