The present Social Security Disability law requires that a disability be anticipated to last for one year or longer, as a condition for benefits being paid. What happens to victims of car accidents or illnesses which last for less than one year? Unfortunately, they could starve without any income or medical care!!
In fact, according to Boca Raton Social Security Disability Attorney, Randy Zeldin, Esq., there are many persons in Palm Beach and Broward Counties who cannot work for extended periods of time, but less than one year. Randy Zeldin, Esq. also has represented many individuals seeking Social Security Disability who have disabilities which are approximately one year duration, but must wait for nearly two years to achieve benefits.
Randy Zeldin, Esq., who represents Social Security Disability applicants throughout South Florida, advocates short term disability as a solution for individuals who are recovering from surgeries, accidents or flare-ups of chronic conditions. These cases could be handled in a stream lined system, to get benefits to needy persons promptly. The organization,
Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illnesses, is similarly in favor of a change in the Social Security Disability laws.