At the end of every pay period you get a check, the amount you get is your gross wage minus taxes. A portion of the taxes you pay goes towards your eventual retirement and disability benefits should you become disabled before you reach retirement age.
If you suffer a long term disability, either physical or mental, and you cannot work as a result, you can claim disability benefits from Social Security. When you claim is honored you will receive a cash payment every month until such time you can return to gainful employment, which may be never.
Knowing that you contributed to FICA for years you might think that disability benefits would be granted automatically, unfortunately this is not the case, most are denied. It is at this time many applicants turn to a Social Security lawyer in Oak Ridge for help.
Denial rate is very high:
If your claim for disability benefits is denied, you are in good company. It is estimated that over 60 percent of all claims are rejected because of a lack of supporting information or a technicality. If you are one of the 60 percent, don’t give up hope. Fortunately there is an appeals process and many of those that hire a Social Security lawyer in Oak Ridge to help with their appeal are eventually granted their much needed benefits.
By all means, get help:
For many of those that are applying for disability benefits, money is tight and they feel that hiring a lawyer is not within their financial ability. Fortunately, Social Security lawyers work on a contingency fee basis and only get paid when they win their clients case.
Nearly two thirds of those that have hearing in front of an Administration Law Judge win their much needed benefits, your chances of being one of them are far better when you are represented by a lawyer at the hearing.
If you have applied for disability benefits only to have your claim rejected you should hire a Social Security lawyer in Oak Ridge to help you through the appeals process. For a free evaluation of your case you are invited to contact the Law Offices of Miller & Drozdowski, P.C. Like us on our facebook page.