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Antonio L. Viera

Clearwater Social Security Lawyers.

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  1. Can a child 4 years old claim disability if he is considered mental & on medication?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Antonio L. Viera
    2. Kristina Street Hatcher
    3. David J. McCormick
    4. Olia Marie Yelner
    4 lawyer answers

    His entitlement to SSI benefits would depend on the severity of his condition, the available supporting documents (medical and school records) and household finances. From what you have shared, you should speak to a local and experienced SS attorney.

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  2. I hirt my back at work, the doctor told me to go back to work, seated work only. its been 2 weeks now did i do the right thing

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nick Jay Dorsten
    2. Jeffrey Alan Adelman
    3. David Alan Wolf
    4. Stephen Scott Stone
    5. Andrew Ross Benn
    6. ···
    11 lawyer answers

    It is important that you go back to see the work comp doctor and explain that you are still in pain. Florida law provides two major benefits to individuals who get injured at work: 1) The right to have medical care through the workers compensation system at no cost, and 2) lost wages in some circumstances. It is very important that you speak to an experienced workers compensation attorney - unfortunately, a lot of times benefits are not provided timely or medical care is delayed. Having an...

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  3. Overpayment from SSD, after WC settlement

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Antonio L. Viera
    2. Geoffrey Stephen Meyerkord
    3. George Ellis Corson IV
    3 lawyer answers

    You potentially have several options. If the amount of the overpayment is wrong you can file a request for reconsideration. You can also ask them to waive the overpayment if it was not your fault or/and it would be a financial burden to pay back. You only have a limited amount of time to do his, especially if you want payments to continue while they recalculate. Finally, depending how the wc payments/settlement was drafted, SS could have calculated the overpayment wrong. This can be very...

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  4. I need some good advise about an on the job injury, Please!

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Antonio L. Viera
    2. W Marc Hardesty
    3. David E. Schreiber
    4. David Maxwell Milton
    5. C Steven Moskos
    5 lawyer answers

    I know a lot of these answers start off with "you need to talk to a lawyer" but you really do - immediately. You may be entitled to benefits depending on whether you reherniated the disc when you went back to work. A lawyer will be able to get an independent doctor to look at the MRIs and tell you if there is a new injury there and if it meets the "major contruting cause" standard. You should also ask any lawyer you speak with about applying for Social Security Disability if you believe your...

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  5. What is the minimum impairment rating that qualify you for social security disability and would I qualify for S. S. Disability

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David J. McCormick
    2. Antonio L. Viera
    3. Robert C. Alston
    4. Kristina Street Hatcher
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    Social Security is not going to be too concerned at all about the impairment rating. What they want to determine is whether or not you are capable of working a full time job. The key is to be able to demonstrate how your conditions limit you (that is, how long can you sit, stand and walk, and how much you can lift, for example). Given what you have shared here, it sounds like it would be worthwhile for you to apply. Since you do not seem to be sure about the process, you should also seek out a...

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  6. Hello, Where and to whom does a person turn to after a Judge wrongfully and fraudulently denies a persons case.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Yolanda Navarrete
    2. Kristina Street Hatcher
    3. Antonio L. Viera
    4. Howard Robert Roitman
    4 lawyer answers

    Your attorney - or you - can ask for the Appeals Council to review the Judge's decision. The request has to be filed within 60 days of your denial, so the sooner the better. You should be able to get the form from your attorney or your local SS office. Good luck.

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  7. I have been trying to get social security disabilty benefits since 04 and have been denied even though i have bipolar disorder .

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Marcia W. Margolius
    2. Antonio L. Viera
    3. Yolanda Navarrete
    4. Hanan Samir Aswad
    4 lawyer answers

    What I tell my clients is to make sure they are treating regularly and doing a good job of communicating with your doctor. That way, when you are in front of a judge explaining to him or her what your symptoms are, the judge can look back at the medical record and see consistency. Most people get denied initially and have to appeal those decisions. I can not tell from your question whether you have appealled the initial unfavorable decisions. If you have not had an attorney help you with...

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  8. SSI for disabled baby with down syndrome and other health issues

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kristina Street Hatcher
    2. Antonio L. Viera
    3. Robert C. Alston
    3 lawyer answers

    The process can, unfortunately, take a while. There is a very good chance your child would qualify, but additional information has to be considered. I really think it would be best for you to talk to a local social security disability attorney about your specifics. The vast majority do free consultations. You can get a list of good, experienced attorneys from the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (www.nosscr.org<http://www.nosscr.org>).

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  9. My father died. After his death, his lawyer won an appeal for a SSA disability payment. Do I have an obligation to the lawyer?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    2. Antonio L. Viera
    3. Timothy A. Provis
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically, SS pays the fee directly as a percentage of the retroactive benefits your dad was owed. It comes out of the past due amount.

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  10. Is it legal for a representative of the social security administration tell me over the telephone i 've been denied disability

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Antonio L. Viera
    2. Yolanda Navarrete
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    4. Timothy Minthorn Klob
    4 lawyer answers

    That's pretty routine. Just make sure you get an appeal filed within 60 days of the date of the denial. Since you have been denied, it would be a good idea to consult with a social security attorney.

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