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The ABCs of Social Security

The ABCs of Social Security

The ABCs of Social Security

Everyone should know their Social Security status. President Roosevelt created these retirement and disability benefits in 1935 in order to create a mandatory retirement and disability insurance program. The Social Security program is funded by tax contributions from workers and employers throughout the United States. If you are not aware of your Social Security status, visit the Social Security Administration website for an estimate of your retirement benefits.

Social Security Disability
When you apply for Social Security disability, you are asking Social Security to give your benefits to you before retirement age. To receive Social Security Disability benefits, a person must be “unable to engage in any substantially gainful activity.” Basically, this means a person is unable to work in any type of job.

Application Process
Individuals who apply for Social Security Disability benefits must be disabled as a result of physical or mental impairment that has lasted or is expected to continue for a minimum of 12 months. Typically, the applicant should have at least 40 work credits, 20 of which were received in the last 10 years. The application is usually most likely to win if it is filed within five years of the last date you worked.

Applying for Social Security Disability can be a complicated process and requires specific rules to be followed. If you are considering applying, contact the team at Mestayer Law Firm to help guide you.

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