The City of Coconut Creek has over 52,000 persons and is home to world famous Butterfly World. It has been designated as a “Community Wildlife Habitat,” because of its beautiful parks, landscaping and waterways. Coconut Creek is a suburb of metropolitan Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Money Magazine has named Coconut Creek as one of the best small towns to live in within the United States. The Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek is a major tourist destination for travelers to Coconut Creek. Famed NHL player Andrew Yogan is a resident of Coconut Creek, Florida.
Coconut Creek Social Security Disability Lawyer and Attorney Randy Zeldin is available to assess the appeal of Social Security Disability cases. Many cases for Social Security Disability involve mental impairments. These cases often focus on the following areas of functioning:
- Activities of daily living.
- Social Functioning.
- Concentration, persistence or pace.
- Episodes of decompensation.
Vocational Experts and Social Security Judges will assess the skill level of a Claimant, in order to assess the availability of work in the U.S. national economy:
- Unskilled means little or no judgment is required to do simple duties than can be learned on the job in a short period of time (30 days or less).
- Semiskilled requires some skills but does not require doing more complex work duties.
- Skill requires qualifications in which a person uses judgment, makes sophisticated adjustments and deals with people, facts, figures or abstract ideas at a high level of complexity.
Other criteria utilized in assessing a Social Security Disability Claim involve the Age of the Claimant. Ages 18-49 is a younger work, Ages 50-54 is closing approaching advanced age, Ages 55-59 is considered Advanced Age. Ages 60-64 is viewed as closely approaching retirement age. These criteria are detailed in 20 CFR Sections 404.1563 and 416.963. The closer that an individual is to approaching retirement age, the easier the burden of proof to obtain Social Security Disability. According to Coconut Creek Social Security Disability Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., the burden for younger workers seeking Social Security Disability, has become more difficult, based on evidentiary presumptions in the Social Security Disability laws and regulations.
Another very important factor in Social Security Disability claims is the education level of the Claimant. Education criteria can be found in 20 CFR Sections 404.1564 and Section 416.964. An education level up to 6th grade is considered “marginal.” An education level up to 11th grade is considered “limited.” A high school graduate or an individual with a GED is presumed educated sufficiently to perform many jobs in the U.S. economy. Of course, an individual with a college education or beyond, is the most able to perform jobs within the U.S. national economy. Coconut Creek Social Security Disability Lawyer Randy Zeldin, Esq. indicates that in many circumstances, the more educated a claimant, the more difficult to win the claim.
There are many Social Security Disability claimants in Coconut Creek and Ft. Lauderdale who may qualify for benefits, based on mental and psychiatric disabilities and impairments. Coconut Creek Social Security Disability Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq. will evaluate your case in a free, in-office consultation.