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Has the Social Security Administration Denied Your Disability Claim?

Call a St. Petersburg / Clearwater Disability Attorney Who Can Help.

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What Is Social Security Disability (SSDI)?

Social Security Disability is a Federal program that pays out benefits to disabled workers. It is supported by social security taxes that were assessed on every paycheck. Benefits are paid out as long as you meet the definition of “disabled.” The amount of money you are entitled to will depend on how long you worked, how much you have earned, & how long you are expected to be disabled.

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Are You Eligible for Social Security Disability Payments?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a specialized definition of “disability” that is very strict.  In essence, the SSA requires that you suffer from a medical condition that causes you to be unable to perform at your current or previous job and that you cannot adjust to performing other full-time work you are qualified to do.  Further, the disability must be expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.

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A Social Security Attorney
Can Make a Difference

You should know that an experienced St. Petersburg / Clearwater Social Security Disability lawyer can have an enormous effect on your chances for success in obtaining Social Security Disability benefits. I have over 25 years experience in helping the disabled. I am also a long time member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. This organization is strongly dedicated to preserving the rights and dignity of the disabled.

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Our initial consultation is always free. You do not pay any fee unless we win your Social Security Disability case. If you receive a favorable decision, our legal fee is paid directly by the Social Security Administration out of the past due benefits that you are awarded.

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We handle Social Security Disability cases and appeals arising out of the Tampa Bay area in Pinellas County, Florida including clients who reside in the communities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Gulfport, Largo, Pinellas Park, St. Pete Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Safety Harbor , Madeira Beach, Seminole, Redington Shores, Redington Beach, North Redington Beach, Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, Odessa, Kenneth City, Holiday, Spring Hill, Hudson, Zephyrhills, Dunedin, Ozona, Bellair Bluffs, Belleair Beach, Palm Harbor, Treasure Island, Indian Shores, Tierra Verde, Bay Pines, Bellair Shores, South Pasadena, Crystal Beach, and Pasadena.

 Why You May Have Been Denied

  •   Insufficient Doctor Visits

    You may not have seen your doctor a sufficient number of times to adequately establish your illness or physical limitations before you made application for Social Security Disability benefits.
  • bullet  Inadequate Documentation

    Your doctors may not have documented your disability and work restrictions in the medical records originally reviewed by the Social Security Administration.
  • bullet  Intangible Symptom Descriptions

    The level of pain and anxiety may not have been properly measured and described in your written Social Security Disability application Form M-44P or Form M-44A..
  • bullet  Depression was Overlooked

    The Social Security evaluator overlooked the debilitating effect of your depression as it relates to your inability to work.
  • bullet  Effect of Multiple Conditions May
         have Been Overlooked

    The Social Security evaluator may have overlooked the resulting disabling effect caused by the combination of two or more of your illnesses/injuries.
  • bullet Your Credibility was in Question

    Your credibility was questioned as a result of a perceived exaggeration in your Social Security Disability application that was in truth only caused by your inexperience in the administrative process.

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Dedicated to Helping the Disabled

Colleen Russo
Attorney at Law

Long Standing Member,
The National Organization of Social Security  Claimants' Representatives

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(727) 578-0303
or 1-800-578-1970

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St. Petersburg Office Location:

Corner of 9th Street N. and Gandy Blvd.
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Consultations also Available at:
Ulmerton Road and 58th Street North
The Summit Building
Clearwater, Florida 33760