Very often in today’s society people hear terrible stories about Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income which deter them from applying for the Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits they need because they believe the stories they have heard from friends, neighbors or relative. Don’t be one of them. Contact us at Carter & Carter, Attorneys at Law, LLC. to get the right information about your benefits.
MYTH – You are not allowed to work if you are applying for disability.
Many people believe you are not allowed to work while applying for Social Security Disability benefits. This is not necessarily true. You may be able to file for disability benefits if you are still working, but only if your monthly gross earned income is below a certain dollar amount. You can earn up to a maximum amount and still be eligible for SSD.
If you have stopped working, you should not hesitate to file for disability. The longer you wait, the more of your savings you will use while you go through the Social Security Disability process.
MYTH – The Social Security Administration denies everyone the first time they apply for disability benefits.
While the Social Security Administration denies a considerable number of claims, if not most of the claims submitted, it is still possible to win your case the first time you apply. The best way to achieve success the first time is to know what you’re doing or to work with an advocate who does. At Carter & Carter, we handle hundreds of disability claims each year. With years of experience and an in-depth understanding of what makes a successful disability claim, you can trust us to deal with the government. You have enough to worry about.
MYTH – Certain diseases automatically qualify you for disability benefits.
If this were true, people with these disabilities wouldn’t have to worry about dealing with governmental bureaucracy. Sadly, it is completely false. Regardless of the condition you face, the information given by your healthcare provider is what the SSA uses to approve you for Social Security Disability benefits. This information must be complete and thorough in order for you to qualify for the benefits you depend on.
MYTH – Young(er) people can’t win their disability cases.
Many people in their twenties and thirties falsely believe that it’s impossible to win a SSD or SSI claim. This is just not true. If you have a work history, and you have a disability that will prevent you from working for a year or more, you may be eligible for benefits — regardless of age.
To get someone on your side and start receiving the benefits you deserve, call us at 229-896-4513 right now or fill out our Contact Form and we will respond promptly to your request.