Social Security Attorney Macon Ga
• 90+ years of combined experience
• Macon local attorneys since 1998
• Serving all of middle Georgia
If you’re facing a long-term disability, it can be scary wondering how you’ll make ends meet. Aside from your medical care, there are basic cost of living concerns, as well as worries about your children or disabled family members. Fortunately, our social safety net protects those who have put in years of work, paying into the Social Security system, but who find themselves forced out of their jobs by disability before retirement age.
How does Social Security define “disabled”?
While many people experience injuries (either on the job or away from it) or illnesses that result in disability, the Social Security Administration has its own narrow definition of disability. To be considered disabled:
- You can’t do the work you did before.
- You can’t adjust to other work because of the condition, as judged by the Social Security Administration.
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.
Types of Social Security Benefits
There are also several types of benefits that can be claimed.
- Regular Disability Benefits: Regular disability benefits depends on how much you have paid into the social security system via taxes. Benefits start five months after you have been disabled.
- Supplemental Security Income: Supplemental security income is made for those who do not have other sources of income. You have to meet the financial requirements of social security in order to apply for this benefit.
- Widow/Widowers Disability Benefits: This type of benefit was created for the spouse of a deceased person who was already insured by social security. You are entitled to a percentage of the benefits if you, as the widow, are disabled.
- Disabled Adult Child Benefits: A person is considered a disabled adult child if they have been disabled and unable to work before the age of 22. A disabled adult child may be eligible to receive these benefits if their parents have been paying into social security.
- Blind Benefits: Blind benefits are available to a person who is legally blind or meets the social security definition of blindness.
We can help you answer these questions:
- How do I qualify for social security disability?
- How can the process move faster?
- Can I work again?
Whether you’re a retiree, a disabled person or representative of someone who has a disabling medical condition that prevents work, it’s important to have a disability lawyer in Macon helping you navigate the claims process. The attorneys at Buzzell, Welsh & Hill come to the table with years of experience in making the difficult process move as smoothly as possible. For your free consultation, contact us today either online or by calling (478) 217-2072.