Why was I denied Florida Social Security insurance benefits?

Florida is known for its gorgeous scenery and beautiful weather. It is also known for its affordable cost of living. Things don’t seem very affordable, however, when you are unable to work because of a sickness or disability. Filing for Florida Social Security insurance gives you a ray of hope that you can make ends meet again, but when you are denied, things may feel hopeless. Here are some of the reasons why you could have been turned down.

  • High Income. If the Social Security Administration believes your income is too high, you may not receive benefits.
  • Past Convictions. Prior convictions are not generally held against applicants, however, benefits may be denied if the disability manifested itself during the commission of a felony, the applicant intentionally orphaned or widowed himself for benefits, the disability arose or worsened while in a correctional facility, or parole or probation is violated.
  • Disability Is Caused by Drug or Alcohol Abuse. If the disability was caused by the applicant’s addiction to drug or alcohol, he will likely be denied benefits.
  • The Disability Is Short-Term. If the Social Security Administration believes that your disability will last less than one year or isn’t fatal, you likely won’t receive Social Security insurance.

Not receiving the Florida Social Security insurance you were depending on is devastating. Instead of worrying about how you’re going to survive, take action. Hire an experienced Social Security attorney to help you get the benefits you may be entitled to.

Call the law offices of Johnson and Gilbert to get answers to your questions and potentially receive the benefits you desire. Hear about our clients’ experiences by clicking on our “Testimonials” page.