Social Security, first instituted by the U.S. federal government in 1935 and administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), has been a mainstay in most Americans’ retirement plans ever since; even though social this is often not sufficient to provide the sum total of an individual’s retirement income needs. According to official figures from the SSA, only about 40 percent of all applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are approved at the state level. All this to say that I need, in deed, all American wage earners need to provide for their own retirement years without dependence upon a government that has ponzi managed our retirement funds and driven the postal service into the ground.
Your attorney should be involved from the moment you apply for benefits. This is the only time in the process where the decision maker gets to see and question the Claimant. Under the age of 19 and be a full-time student enrolled in high school or under, or a over 18 and disabled.
No matter what stage of the claim process you are in, an attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve. For most people, the only experience you will ever have with applying for disability benefits is when you have to do it for yourself. The SSA’s commissioner told Congress in the summer of 2011 that judges awarding disability benefits more than 85 percent of the time cost the agency another $1 billion a year.
You don’t want your valid disability claim to be denied simply because you failed to file your appeal within 60-days. This government department has various schemes to provide housing assistance for low-income families, through the local public housing agencies (PHAs).
To receive benefits under the Social Security Disability program, you must have a physical or mental health problem (or a combination of problems) severe enough to keep you from working in any regular paying job for at least one year. If you elect to start collecting your benefits after your Full Retirement Age is reached, you will analogously received an increased monthly amount from your Full Retirement Age amount, by a “factor” determined by the Social Security Administration.