Did you know there is a right and wrong time to apply for social security?
Finding out you can't work because of a disability can be devastating, especially if your family depends on you for income. Stoney & Walker, LLC understands how frightening and frustrating your situation might feel. 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. Since our firm practices statewide, we are familiar with the disability examiners and judges who will make the decision on your claim.
Call us today to get help from a reliable social security attorney in Columbia or North Charleston, SC, or the entire state of South Carolina. To qualify for social security disability, 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?
You are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance when you have worked long enough, paid social security taxes and are still insured by the system.
To be eligible for this type of benefit, you must accumulate a certain number of quarters of coverage which is what Social Security considers when determining if you are eligible for these benefits.
Generally, you are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance if you have worked 5 out of the past 10 years.
How Much Would I Receive?
If approved, the amount you will receive in monthly disability payments will be based on the amount of income on which you have paid Social Security taxes. The average monthly payment amount for 2015 is $1,165, but you can receive up to $2,663. To find out what you would receive monthly in benefits check your Social Security Statement.
Are you eligible for Supplemental Social Security Income?
Supplemental Social Security Income is a needs-based program.
You may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income even if you have never worked. Since Supplemental Security income is a needs based program, to be eligible you have to have resources under $2,000 if you are single and under $3,000 if you are married. If approved, the maximum monthly payment amount for 2015 is $733 for an individual and $1,100 for an individual with an eligible spouse.
Find Out More
Online Disability Application
SSI Eligibility Requirements
Quarters of Coverage
A disability attorney from Stoney & Walker can help you apply for disability benefits in the Columbia, North Charleston, SC, or the state of South Carolina. You can get in touch with us by calling 843-763-1300 or 803-223-6934.