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Chris R. Borgia, Esq. Social Security Disability Law Firm, P.A.
Named "Top 100 Disability Lawyers"
Named "Top 100 Disability Lawyers"


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Have you recently received a Notice of Redetermination or Cessation of benefits by the SSA due to the fraud of your previous doctor (s)?

In the past several weeks our law firm has been assisting an increasing number of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Social Security Disability recipients whose benefits are now at risk of being taken away due the Federal indictment of a local psychiatrist who pled guilty to Federal charges for falsifying medical records and/or reports to the Social Security Administration in connection with disability cases.

If you are receiving SSD or SSI benefits and have received a letter or Notice of Redetermination, you have a short window of opportunity to appropriately respond to the SSA.

This is a delicate legal issue and consulting an experienced Social Security Disability attorney is critical to the outcome of your case. Every case is different and we strongly recommend that you contact us via email at or at 305.562.7333.

We are located at 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Suite 470 Coral Gables, FL 33146 and we offer Free Consultations.

Se Habla Español.

Chris R. Borgia, Esq.
4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Suite 470
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tel: 305-562-7333
Fax: 786-350-3622
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Are You Fighting a SOCIAL SECURITY Disability Denial or Waiting For a Court Date? A Cautionary Tale About Keeping Your Address UPDATED With SSA....

Our client, A.J. honorably served our country in the U.S. Marines for over ten years and did numerous tours of duty in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

A.J. suffered numerous injuries and acquired certain medical conditions, which forced him to leave his military career. A.J. suffered lower back, neck and knee injuries as well as PTSD.

The Veterans Administration found A.J. to be 100% disabled and in 2008 the Social Security awarded him SSDI benefits.

For over eight years A.J. received his monthly SSDI benefits covering a broken back, herniated discs in both the lumbar and cervical spine as well as chronic pain and disabling anxiety, depression and PTSD.

In the Spring of 2016, SSA suddenly stopped paying his SSDI benefits, and without any warning!

To our clients shock and amazement, A.J. was advised that his benefits were stopped because he failed to appear at a scheduled Court date to determine whether or not he had achieved sufficient medical improvement to return to work.

Despite these chronic, life-long, uncurable, medical impairments and still under a 100% VA Disability Rating, the SSA still cut his benefits!

The first key legal issue to attack was the Disability Judge's Order of Dismissal. Because the SSA failed to send any of the Court letters and notices to A.J.'s, new address, disability attorney, Chris R. Borgia, Esq., was able to get the Order of Dismissal reversed on appeal and was able to get benefits restored.

It's important to note that every case is different. The facts and applicable laws are different in every case. No two cases are the same.

In this case, client, A.J., kept all documents whereby we was able to prove that he in fact had given SSA notice of his change of address and SSA had even sent him a statement to the new address. Even though he did everything right, everything by the book, it's a cautionary tale of the importance of keeping your address with SSA updated and make sure you keep some written proof of the change.

One hard lesson learned here is that the local SSA office doesn't always communicate very well with the SSA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) and vice-versa. It may be prudent to take that extra step to let your ODAR office of any address changes.

If you are represented by an experienced disability attorney then provide your attorney with the new address and your attorney can take care of it all.

If you need help with this or any other legal disability matter, please contact Chris R. Borgia, Esq., for a free consultation. 305.562.7333
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So you've been denied Social Security Disability or SSI Disability benefits. What to do?

Your first reaction, after the shock, may be to pick up the phone and call your local Security Security office, the one which mailed you the denial letter.

It won't take too much research on Google to discover that SSA doesn't provide the local numbers, just their National number; a call center. The national SSA number you will find easily and everywhere is: (800) 772-1213.

This is a good number to call if you need to obtain basic and general information but remembet you will not be calling the local office where your file is physically located nor where the case worker assigned to your case is located.

What you really need and want is the direct number to YOUR local SSA office.

How do you know which is the local office in your assigned jurisdiction? It's easy. Click here for the SSA Office Locator and enter your zip code:

Another easy way is simply look at page two of your denial letter. Your local office address will usually be provided within the denial letter. However, no direct phone or fax number is ever given to those denied disability.

Now, that you have figured out which local SSA office belongs to you and your case, you can call and fax them directly and actually speak to the case worker who has your file.

Some words of caution:

If you are represented by an attorney, we highly recommend that you don't call or communicate directly with SSA regarding your disability case. It is always best to let your disability attorney handle these types of communications.

If you are not being represented by an attorney on your Social Security Disability case, then please be very careful about what information you give to SSA and how you answer certain questions. Like the saying goes: "whatever you say can and will be used against you" in a disability court of law.

It may be best to discuss your case and circumstances with an experienced disability attorney before discussing your case with an SSA employee. Chris R. Borgia, Esq., Miami Disability Attorney, Can offer you a free consultation and case evaluation.

However, if you just have general questions about the status of your case, then we encourage you to call YOUR local SSA Office.

This comprehensive list of all local Social Security Disability Offices, including address, direct phone number and fax numbers is brought to you by South Florida Disability Attorney, Chris R. Borgia, Esq., providing exclusive representation of the disabled throughout Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Broward County, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Palm Beach County.

Miami Beach Social Security Office
1801 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (866) 331-2231
Fax: (305) 627-5326

Biscayne Social Security Administration Office
8345 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
Tel: (877) 405-0468
Fax: (305) 758-9812

Allapatah Social Security Administration Office 36th St
1251 NW 36th Street
Miami, FL 33142
Tel: (877) 405-0469
Fax: (305) 638-8179

Blue Lagoon Social Security Administration Office
6101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Suite 300
Miami, FL 33126
Tel: (877) 714-0373
Fax: (305) 264-5359

Miami North Social Security Administration Office
16900 NW 12 AVE
MIAMI, FL 33169
Tel: (866) 331-2231
Fax: (305) 627-5326

Hialeah Social Security Administration Office
6500 W 21 Court
Hialeah, FL 33016
Tel: (866) 269-4250
Fax: (305) 556-9484

Flagler Social Security Administration Office Flagler
11401 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33174
Tel: (866) 331-7129
Fax: (305) 226-1370

Pembroke Pines Social Security Office South Broward
500 N Hiatus Rd, Second Floor
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Tel: (866) 643-3406
Fax: (954) 392-1813

Perrine Social Security Office
11100 SW 211 Street
Miami, FL 33189
Tel: (866) 331-6394
Fax: (305)238-6381

Plantation Social Security Administration Office
8501 W Sunrise Blvd, Suite 100
Plantation, FL 33322
Tel: (866) 331-9093
Fax: (954) 512-2915

Ft. Lauderdale Social Security Office
3201 W Commercial Blvd
Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Tel: (877) 253-4780
Fax: (954) 630-8416

Margate, FL Social Security Office North Broward
5195 Coconut Creek Pky
Margate, FL 33063
Tel: (866) 704-4856

Boca Raton Social Security Office
621 NW 53 ST, Suite 400
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Tel: (877) 512-5953
Fax: (561) 998-0304

West Palm Beach Social Security Office
801 Clematis Street, Suite 2
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: (866) 783-7339
Fax: (561) 478-3273,
Fax2: (561) 838-9089

Delray Beach Social Security Office
14548 S Military Trail
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Tel: (877) 467-1703
Fax: (561) 498-7535.

Chris R. Borgia, Esq.
Disability Attorney
4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Suite 470
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tel: (305) 562-7333
Fax: (786) 350-3622

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The Social Security Administration recently recently announced a new law that will allow military veterans already deemed 100% disabled to move along the lengthy disability process quicker and faster than other SSA Disability claimants. However, It begs the question why if a federal agency, in this case the Veteran's Administration ("VA"), has already deemed a disability claimant "100% disabled, why should another federal agency require that claimant to be subjected to the SSD process at all? 

If you are a military vet that has been denied SSD or SSI benefits, give us a call to see how utilizing the new rule under the Wounded Warrior Project can be of benefit to you.

Chris R. Borgia, Esq.
Miami Disability Lawyer
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Chris R. Borgia, Esq., now Chief Litigator of the Social Security Disability Law Firm, P.A., actually won his first social security disability case against the SSA while still attending law school when a close relative who was severely disabled was denied multiple times.

Mr. Borgia graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, cum laude and with numerous honors and later founded Social Security Disability Law Firm, P.A. to focus his legal skills, talents and passion on the exclusive representation of the disabled.

In 2014, Chris R. Borgia was named as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers" in the field of Social Security Disability Law by the National Advocates Foundation. Mr. Borgia also served as Adjunct Professor at Florida International University's Legal Studies Institute and is still a frequent lecturer at the School of Law on Social Security Disability Law

If you already have been denied disability and suffer a legitimate, debilitating medical impairment (or combination of impairments then you already know how shocking and demoralizing receiving a denial letter can be.

Mr. Borgia brings both his legal skills and the kind of knowledge that can only come through personal experience to advocate, counsel and fight for your rights. 

Call us for a free consultation and case evaluation or even if you just have a quick question. We are here for you and always ready to help in any way we can.

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Chris R. Borgia, Esq., CEO of the Social Security Disability Law Firm, P.A. announces the launch of the newly re-designed law firm web site and blog.
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Chris R. Borgia, Esq. proud to announce he has been named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the field of Social Security Disability law by the National Advocates (2014). Denied? Call now for a free consult.
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