St Petersburg Social Security Disability Lawyer

Attorney Byron Broun represents Social Security disability claimants from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Sarasota Counties and Surrounding Areas.

If you are unable to work because of an accident, medical condition or disease, you could be entitled to monthly disability benefits from the federal government.

Can I Qualify for Social Security Disability?

If a disease, condition or disability limits or prevents you from employment, you may be eligible to receive government assistance in the form of Social Security Disability benefits, also known as “SSDI” or Title II benefits, provided you have an adequate work history. If you do not have enough work “quarters” to qualify for SSDI benefits you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income benefits known as “SSI” or Title XVI benefits. SSI benefits are available to individuals who do not have enough work quarters and meet certain income and assets criteria.

How Long Does it Take to Get Social Security Disability?

In most cases you must be suffering from a condition that has or will prevent you from being employed for at least 12 months, or a condition that will result in your death. While that might sound clear cut, the truth is that the process of securing disability benefits is usually a very lengthy and tedious process. Most SSD and SSI applicants are denied benefits when they first apply. You must then pursue several levels of appeals, but a denial at any one level or a past denial may not disqualify you from receiving benefits

How we work

  • 1. Free Consultation to Review Your Case

    Contact Byron Broun for a free initial consultation at 727-343-3434 or via e-mail at SSAATTY@Gmail.com.

  • 2. Taking Your Case

    Attorney Byron Broun will take on your case and fight for your rights at any stage in the SSDI and SSI application process.

  • 3. Filing the Application

    In fact, Attorney Broun will assist you in filing an online application with Social Security at the beginning of the disability application process. Unfortunately, he cannot provide that service to SSI applicants

  • 4. Appeal Process

    Attorney Broun will assist you in filing the necessary appeals to get your case in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ). If your initial claim is denied, you have the right to appeal within 60 days of the receipt of the denial letter. The first appeal is called “Reconsideration.” Unfortunately, most claimants are typically denied at the reconsideration stage as well. If, and when, you are denied on reconsideration, we will then have 60 days to file a Request for Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Once the request for hearing has been filed, Mr. Broun will make sure that the relevant medical evidence to support your claim has been gathered, and will help you create the necessary legal strategy to effectively present your case.

  • 5. Hearing Before a Judge

    Once a claim has been placed in line for a hearing before an administrative law judge, Mr. Broun will meet with you to complete the final forms; send your treating physicians medical statements to complete regarding your physical and psychological impairments; write a brief in support of your claim based on the medical evidence and your doctor’s opinions; and prepare you for your anticipated testimony before the judge.

About Social Security Disability Claims

“Disability is something most people do not like to think about. But the chances that you will become disabled probably are greater than you realize. Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 3 in 10 chance of becoming disabled before reaching full retirement age.” Social Security Administration.

Byron Broun's Experience With Social Security Disability Claims

Mr. Broun has represented people with numerous debilitating conditions that could prevent someone from working. After handling many SSD and SSI cases over the years, Attorney Byron Broun is familiar with many of the problems which prevent individuals from working. For example:

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Neck problems
  • Back problems
  • Arthritis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Asthma
  • Obesity
  • Digestive problems
  • Head