Get Help from a Social Security Disability Attorney Who Cares
Finding out you can’t work because of a disability can be devastating, especially if your family depends on your income for food, shelter, and basic needs. At Stoney & Walker, LLC, we know this is a truly frightening situation. You can count on a Social Security attorney from our law firm to listen to your story and help you apply for the benefits you’ve got coming. That way, you won’t have to worry about providing for your family as you adjust to life with your disability.
Whether you’re thinking about applying or have a pending claim, we are more than happy to speak with you about your claim. Not only are we experienced and familiar with Social Security laws, but we’ve taken on hundreds of cases like yours in South Carolina. Representing people from all over the state, we know the disability examiners and judges who will make the decision on your claim. We bring personal experience to the table, so we can get you the benefits you’re owed.
Call us today to get help from a reliable social security attorney in Columbia, North Charleston, or anywhere in South Carolina.
To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must be out of work for over 12 months or expect to be out for 12 months in the future.
What is Social Security Disability Insurance?
Social Security Disability Insurance is funded by federal payroll taxes. It’s designed to help people who cannot work (or whose work capacity is limited) due to disability with supplemental income.
When considering eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) takes into account your cumulative quarters of coverage. What does that mean? Essentially, it boils down to how long you’ve worked and paid Social Security. In most cases, you’re eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance if you’ve worked five out of the past 10 years.
How Much Would I Receive?
We can’t tell you exactly how much you’ll receive in Social Security Disability benefits, but we can help you get a somewhat better understanding of what to expect.
If you’re approved, the amount you will receive in monthly disability payments will be based on how much Social Security you’ve paid through your taxable income. In 2019, the average monthly SSD payment in the U.S. was $1,237, but you might be eligible for as much as $3,000. You can find out more about how much you should receive monthly in your Social Security statement.
Am I eligible for Supplemental Social Security Income?
Supplemental Social Security Income is a needs-based program. So, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income even if you’ve never worked or paid Social Security.
Since Supplemental Social Security income is a needs-based program, to be eligible you have to have resources under $2,000 per month if you are single and under $3,000 if you are married. If approved, the maximum monthly payment amount for 2019 was $771 for an individual and $1,157 for a couple.
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One of Stoney & Walker’s qualified disability attorneys can help you apply for disability benefits in Columbia, North Charleston, or anywhere in South Carolina. Let’s make this process as easy as possible. Call us today at (843) 763-1300 or (803) 223-6934. Your consultation won’t cost a dime, and we’ll gladly help you understand your eligibility and how to take the next step.