Are You Filing for Florida Social Security Insurance? Here’s What You’ll Need

Becoming injured or sick has left you unable to work. The bills begin to pile up and you start to wonder how you’ll make ends meet, so you decide to file for Florida Social Security insurance. This valuable tool helps people just like you pay their bills and keep food on the table everyday. Filing for the insurance can be a complex process, but being prepared increases your chances of getting approved.

Here’s what you will need:

  • Personal Information. You’ll need to take a variety of personal documents with you to your appointment. These documents include your birth or baptismal certificate, your Social Security information, your federal income tax return from the previous year if you are self-employed, or your most recent W-2 form. You’ll also need to provide your bank account information if you plan on receiving your benefits electronically.
  • Medical Information. The Social Security Administration will want to know the names and contact numbers for all of the doctors who have worked with you regarding your disability. You’ll also need to provide your medical records, tests and laboratory results, and specific information about your medication, including names and doses.
  • Your History. If you’ve filed for Social Security insurance before, gather up your claim numbers and contact information for the insurance companies. Additionally, the names of the last five places of employment, as well as contact information for your employers and job descriptions.

In addition to these documents, you’ll also need to provide a completed Social Security application. Not having the proper information could prevent you from receiving any Florida Social Security insurance or slow down the process.

Having an attorney on your side may help you answer any questions you have regarding the process. We may also be able to help if you’ve been denied. Call the law offices of Johnson and Gilbert to speak with us about your situation.

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