Medicare and Social Security Disability

If you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits you will become eligible for Medicare two years after the month that you became entitled to your monthly disability benefits. You will be eligible for Medicare Part A which is free. You will have to pay for Part B, C and D.

While you are waiting approval of your Social Security Disability claim or become eligible for Medicare, you should consider covering your disability insurance coverage. Nancy Cavey, Tampa Bay Social Security Disability attorney, knows that it can be tough to pay that out of premium, but the Social Security Administration does require on going proof of medical treatment so that you get your Social Security Disability benefits. Alternatively, there are many free or low cost medical clinics available in the Tampa Bay area that can assist you with getting the medical treatment that you need.

If you would like more information about your rights regarding Social Security Disability Benefits, you can order our FREE book,"Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits" by submitting the form in the sidebar. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits, visit our law firm web site at CaveyLaw.com. If you would like to speak with one of our Social Security Disability Benefits attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (727) 897-9117 or simply submit our contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

How Long Do I Have to Wait Before I Get a Decision from an Administrative Law Judge?

Well you finally had your at court and the judge has asked you questions. You’ve answered all your attorney’s questions. You’ve heard the testimony of a vocational expert or medical expert. And you are wondering, when am I going to know if I have been granted Social Security Disability benefits?

The administrative law judge normally makes a decision shortly after the hearing so long is that there is no additional evidence that they have requested or that we wish to submit. The administrative law judge takes about six to eight weeks to issue a decision.

Unfortunately, in the Tampa Bay area you can expect to wait 24 months from the time you file your request from the time until you have your actual hearing and then expect to wait yet another two months before you get the decision.

We always ask for a ruling, on the record, reserving our rights for a hearing. At Cavey and Barrett, we ask our clients to provide us with ongoing information about their medical treatment and gather records to support your claim. We continue to provide this information to the Social Security Administration and do a pre hearing “Memo of Law” asking that the judge accept your claim based on the evidence that we have gathered. You can help us help you by keeping us updated about your physicians and treatment that you have rendered. At Cavey and Barrett, attorney Sharon Barrett, knows how important it is to work closely with her clients to ensure the best results possible.

Social Security Disability attorney Sharon Barrett has written the consumer guide to the Social Security Disability claims process called Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits. Get Your Copy Today!

If you would like more information about your rights regarding Social Security Disability Benefits, you can order our FREE book,"Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits" by submitting the form in the sidebar. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits, visit our law firm web site at CaveyLaw.com. If you would like to speak with one of our Social Security Disability Benefits attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (727) 897-9117 or simply submit our contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

Are There Any Ways my Social Security Benefits Can Be Reduced? Social Security Benefits

Yes, your Social Security Disability benefits can be reduced if:

  1. You receive other government benefits.
  2. You receive Workers’ Compensation disability benefits.
  3. You have a pension from a federal, state or local government based on work where you didn’t pay Social Security or taxes.

If you have any questions about how your Social Security Disability benefits may be reduced contact Cavey and Barrett, your Pinellas and Hillsborough County Social Security Disability experts

If you would like more information about your rights regarding Social Security Disability Benefits, you can order our FREE book,"Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits" by submitting the form in the sidebar. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits, visit our law firm web site at CaveyLaw.com. If you would like to speak with one of our Social Security Disability Benefits attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (727) 897-9117 or simply submit our contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

What happens if I collect Social Security benefits while working? | Brandon Social Security Disability Attorney

Well, you’re in big trouble! There can be an assessed overpayment that can run into thousands of dollars that will follow you to the grave. Social Security can recoup over-payments until you die. Alternatively, they can stop your benefits, which means you’ll have to start all over again in the disability evaluation process and prove that you are disabled. Remember that you are jeopardizing your entitlement to Medicare or Medicaid if you work while receiving Social Security Disability benefits or SSI.

Please note that at the Tampa Bay Social Security Law firm, Cavey & Barrett, we do not represent individuals who work while collecting Social Security Disability benefits.

Is It Hard to Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Problems? | Bradenton Social Security Disability Lawyer

At Cavey and Barrett, your Pinellas and Hillsborough County Social Security Disability lawyers, we are ofter asked “Is it hard to get Social Security Disability benefits for a mental problem?”

Unfortunately, Social Security Disability applicants with psychiatric problems are routinely denied Social Security Disability benefits.

Unfortunately, disability claims examiners who make the decision about your initial disability application and reconsideration have very little training in evaluating mental impairments and their insight into those conditions is non-existent.

They will read and summarize your medical records and take them to a unit psychologist for review.

Unfortunately, the unit psychology consultants are not very good and routinely render inaccurate opinions about the mental Residual Functional Capacity forms.

At Cavey & Barrett we work closely with disabled Social Security applicants with psychological and psychiatric problems. We consult with your mental health counselor and secure documentation of your ongoing treatment. We will have your mental health counselor complete Residual Functional Capacity forms that accurately reflect the impact that psychological problems have on your ability to function.

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