Social Security Benefits
Since 1956 social security benefits have been made available to adults and children who are disabled. According to the Social Security Administration, disability benefits were paid to more than 9.8 million people in 2011. Disabled workers accounted for the majority of beneficiaries however another 11 percent were spouses and disabled children eligible for social security benefits.
In South Carolina about 6.3 percent of residents ages 18 to 64 received social security disability insurance coverage.
Although millions of disabled individuals received benefits in 2011 it is also important to note that benefits were terminated for more than 650,000 disabled workers. Furthermore, each year millions of people apply for social security benefits and hundreds of thousands are denied.
Navigating through qualifying factors and applications can be difficult and could cause an individual to be denied the benefits they deserve. At Harbin & Burnett our South Carolina Social Security Disability lawyers can help to guide you through the application and appeals process if your claim has been denied.
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Types of Social Security Benefits
If you or a loved one has become disabled and are unable to work, you may qualify for benefits. There are many different types of social security benefits available including benefits for children of deceased workers, retired workers, and family members of beneficiaries.
Some types of social security disability benefits include:
- Disabled worker benefits available to those covered by employment long enough to be insured who were then disabled on-the-job.
- Spousal support benefits for the spouse of a disabled worker who has a child under the age of 16, or a disabled child in their care, or if the spouse is over the age of 62. The divorced spouse of a disabled worker who was married to the beneficiary for at least ten years are also eligible.
- Children's benefits are available to minor children under the age of 18, disabled children under the age of 22, or high school students under the age of 19.
Children under the age of 18 were the second biggest group of social security benefits recipients in 2011 followed closely by students between the ages of 18-19 with a disabled parent.
Supplemental security income benefits are also available for aged, blind and disabled individuals with little to no income. These benefits are typically based on financial need rather than work history.
Contact our South Carolina Social Security Benefits Attorneys Today
Social security benefits are meant to help individuals in need of financial assistance after they, or their loved ones, became disabled. The attorneys at Harbin & Burnett are committed to helping you get every dollar you deserve in the minimum amount of time possible
We are an experienced and aggressive law firm whose goal is to stand by you in your time of need. We are pleased to offer assistance so those seeking social security benefits in South Carolina and proudly serve the following areas:
- Travelers Rest
and many more local towns and cities. Contact us today 1(888)821-0247 to discuss your social security claim. Your first consultation is free, there is no obligation and you will never pay a fee unless we recover compensation for you.*
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