Social Security Disability
Are you unable to work and find yourself concerned about your eligibility for obtaining Social Security & Disability benefits? Let a Greenville County SSDI Attorney help you.
Contact SSDI Benefits Lawyer Ryan Montgomery to discuss your case. Let him put his extensive work to use for you and get you the SSDI benefits you rightfully deserve. Mr. Montgomery helps those with SSDI issues in Greenville County, Anderson County and Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
Most people are familiar with Social Security. Many are specifically familiar with Social Security Disability. However, there is a widespread lack of clear understanding of the nature of Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and how the system works. Understanding what you seek is a first step to obtaining what is rightfully yours.
- Social Security is not a government handout. Although the government runs the program, it works much the same way that private insurance does. If you are entitled to SSD benefits because of a disability, making a claim is very much like filing a claim with your health insurance company for an injury or illness covered under your insurance policy. If you are disabled according to the rules of Social Security and otherwise qualify, there is no shame in applying for benefits.
- Although there are a few exceptions, eligibility for SSD benefits depends on your work history as well as the extent of your disabilities. Able-bodied working people pay into the system. Disabled people and retirees collect benefits. Do not listen to anyone who treats you as if you are doing something wrong by applying for benefits if you have that work history and you are unable to work for a year or more.
- Being classified as disabled for purposes of Social Security Disability does not depend only on a single type of disability – and you do not have to be totally disabled in any one category. For example, diminished lung capacity, walking with a limp and coping with migraine headaches may all disable you to some degree. Maybe no single one of these conditions is totally disabling, but the sum total prevents you from being able to work 40 hours a week. You may qualify for benefits after demonstrating in an SSD appeal that you are unable to hold down a full-time job because of various partial disabilities that add up to incapacity.
- Collecting Social Security Disability benefits does not mean you need to be totally sidelined in life. Under certain circumstances, you may be able to work part time and earn a part-time income up to a certain amount while collecting SSD benefits. Ask an SSD attorney to help evaluate your unique situation.