People who receive Social Security benefits are not only those who have retired; they are also disabled individuals who cannot work, the spouse and children of disabled or deceased workers as well as the spouse of retirees.
The original Social Security act dates back to 1935; it created a benefits package for workers once they reached the age of 65. It was not until 1954 that benefits for disabled workers came into force. In 1972, a provision was approved by Congress that allowed for annual cost-of-living adjustments.
Rarely Are There Problems with Receiving Retirement Benefits
Retirement benefits are calculated on FICA contributions made up to the age of retirement. This information is used to determine the amount of money that will be paid every month. Rarely is there ever a dispute.
It Is More Difficult to Get Disability Benefits
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for those claiming disability benefits. Two out of every three claims are denied. However, this is not the end of the line; those who were denied but believe they should be approved can hire a knowledgeable Social Security disability attorney and appeal the initial decision.
Although you can request that your initial claim is reconsidered, rarely does this request result in approval of the claim as nothing has changed. It is at this point where the claimant and his or her attorney will prepare for a hearing in the presence of an administrative law judge. Before the hearing; your attorney, who has helped many clients in Kansas City present their appeal, will gather all current medical reports and physician’s statements. This information will form the basis of the appeal. The attorney will also brief the client on what questions to expect, directly from the ALJ or recognized medical and occupational experts that are often called into the hearing.
If you were denied Social Security disability benefits, contact experienced attorneys in Kansas City for assistance with your appeal. Contact Grundy Disability Group; visit them at http://www.grundydisabilitygroup.com and request a free case evaluation. Like us on our facebook page.