The City of Lauderhill is a wonderful multi-cultural community, including residents from Jamaica, Guyana and the West Indies. Nearly 30,000 households reside here. It was once home to famous comedian Jackie Gleason, on the world class Iverrary Golf Club.
Lauderhill Social Security Disability Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., is proud to have been serving this city, a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale, for over 20 years. It is not uncommon for a Lauderhill or Ft. Lauderdale Workers’ Compensation claimant to also pursue Social Security Disability benefits. Often, the work-related injury is one of the impairments alleged as the basis for the Social Security Disability claim. Frequently in these situations, a substantial amount of medical evidence originates in the workers’ compensation claim. Sometimes, a Social Security Judge will fail to appropriately understand the terminology used in a workers’ compensation context.
Social Security Disability, by contrast to Florida Workers’ Compensation, is a benefit payable to qualified persons without regard to the cause of the disability. There is only one part, the claimant. The Government serves as administrator of the system and of the benefits, but is not, legally speaking, an opponent of the claimant. There being only one “party,” the adjudicatory system in which Social Security claims are addressed is non-adversarial. The courts have recognized that Social Security is non-adversarial and support the notion that the Social Security Judge possesses the duty to fully develop the record, by asking appropriate questions of witnesses and entering all medical and vocational evidence.
The Social Security Disability system recognizes the expertise of the medical professional in identifying the precise impairment or diagnosis, the magnitude or severity of the impairment and the permanence of the impairment. The determination of disability, however, is a legal decision, reserved to the Social Security Judges in Ft. Lauderdale.
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