The Five Dirty Secrets About Social Security Disability

There are five dirty secrets that every American should know about the Social Security Disability benefits.

  1. Social Security Disability benefits aren’t charity. If you’ve worked 20 out of the last 40 quarters, you’ve become insured as a result of payroll deductions in the form of a Social Security tax known as FICA. If youSecrets of Social Security Disability have worked 20 out of the last 40 quarters, you have earned enough credits to be insured.
  2. Your Social Security Disability benefits are payable regardless of your financial status.  If you have worked and become insured for Social Security Disability purposes, you can draw Social Security Disability benefits even if you and your family are financially secure.
  3. Don’t wait to claim Social Security Disability benefits. If you wait too long to file Social Security Disability benefits, you can lose your insured status and your right to valuable Social Security Disability benefits. The lifetime value of the average Social Security Disability claim is over $100,000. That’s a lot of money and you wouldn’t want to lose your rights to getting Social Security Disability benefits by not timely filing a claim for Social Security Disability benefits.
  4. Thinking that you can represent yourself in the Social Security hearing or thinking that your benefits will automatically be paid because your doctor has told you that you are unable to work. Wrong! Social Security statistics show that the chances of getting Social Security Disability benefits increase when you have an experience Social Security Disability attorney represent you. While it is not mandatory to have an attorney represent you, it is wise to have representation.
  5. While many people think that they can’t afford a Social Security Disability attorney, attorney’s fees are set by the Social Security law. If your benefits are awarded, your attorney has paid 25%, up to a maximum of $6,000 of your past benefits. If your Social Security Disability claim is denied, you owe your attorney nothing.

Don’t let these five dirty secrets stop you from applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Need help applying for Social Security disability after your claim has been denied? Give Cavey & Barrett a call today at 727-894-3188.

 

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