Ft. Pierce, Florida is a growing economic center of South Florida. It has been nicknamed the “Sunrise City” and is a sister city of San Francisco. Residents of Ft. Pierce have many cultural attractions, including Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Manatee Center, Old City Hall, Sunrise Theatre and the Ft. Pierce Marina. Indian River State College is an invaluable educational resource for Ft. Pierce residents. Over 42,000 persons are resident of Ft. Pierce, Florida. More than 350,000 tons of cargo move through Ft. Pierce Harbor on an annual basis. Famed NFL star players Luther Robinson and Ryan McNeil reside in spectacular Ft. Pierce, Florida.
Ft. Pierce Social Security Disability Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., represents individuals in Fort Pierce, Florida, before Social Security Judges. A Social Security Disability Claimant living in Ft. Pierce, Florida, must succeed through a Five-Step Process to receive Social Security Disability Benefits.
- Step 1- Is the Claimant earning more than $1,170.00 per month? If yes, this is “substantial gainful activity” and the Claimant would likely not be eligible.
- Step 2- Does the impairment significantly limit the ability to work; is it severe?
- Step 3- Does the Claimant have an Extreme Medical Condition, which is equal to a “Listing”?
- Step 4- Does the Claimant have the ability to return to past work?
- Step 5- If past work is precluded, does the person retain capacity to do any other kind of work.
If a claimant can perform “other work” which is available in the U.S. national economy, he or she will automatically be deemed “not disabled.” It is the burden of the Social Security Administration to demonstrate that work exists in the U.S. national economy, which the Claimant can perform. The first step is to determine the claimant’s residual functional capacity. Any skills the claimant developed in her prior work history and whether the claimant retains the ability to perform such skills. If the answer is “yes”, the issue becomes whether the skills are transferrable to a lighter job within the individual’s current functional capacity. All these factors will be considered in context of the claimant’s highest educational level and age. Ft. Pierce Social Security Lawyer, Randy Zeldin, will thoroughly cross-examine Vocational Experts presented by the Social Security Administration, to be certain that an individual is not unfairly assessed for purposes of a Social Security Disability claim.
Claimants from Ft. Pierce, Florida can be represented by Ft. Pierce Social Security Disability Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., to formulate and prosecute the Five Step Process to win before a Social Security Judge. Medical issues resulting in Social Security Disability include musculoskeletal system and growth impairments; special senses and speech; respiratory system; cardiovascular system; digestive system; genitourinary disorders; hematological systems; skin disorders; endocrine systems.
Many Ft. Pierce Veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other psychiatric illnesses and are eligible to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, in addition to Veterans Disability Benefits. Other Ft. Pierce Social Security Disability Claimants represented by Ft. Pierce Social Security Disability Attorney Randy Zeldin are disabled from other issues, including disorders of the spine; chronic heart failure; chronic liver disease; chronic kidney disease; diabetes; neuropathies; epilepsy and cerebral palsy.
Ft. Pierce residents interested in meeting with Social Security Disability Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., for a free, in-office evaluation, may schedule an appointment at the Stuart, Florida office.
1660 St Lucie W Blvd #300-A
Port St Lucie, FL 34986
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