Florida residents who have filed for Social Security disability benefits may have to wait months to hear about their initial applications. In some cases, the initial application will be denied. However, applicants who wish to appeal should not let the timeline for the initial decision discourage them from doing so. Typically, the reconsideration appeal process takes less time to complete. Paperwork can be completed online as opposed to using paper forms.
Florida residents who have representation with them during Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income hearings typically have a higher chance of winning their case. The manner in which disability hearings are conducted is very similar to how some court proceedings are executed. There has to be a properly prepared case, and the positions and arguments of the case have to be properly presented to the administrative law judge.