By working throughout your life and paying taxes you have contributed to the US Social Security system. Its purpose is to allow you benefits when you retire or in the event you have become disabled.
The Social Security Administration will take into consideration your medical and other relevant information to determine if you do, in fact, meet their definition of disabled. The Administration will consider you disabled if:
- You cannot do work that you did before;
- They decide that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.
Applying for Social Security benefits can be a complicated process and presenting your case to the Social Security Administration properly is critical to obtaining the full amount of benefits you deserve.
Please contact Gary Ponti if you would like to pursue these benefits or simply seek further consultation regarding your eligibility.