Tomorrow – April 7th – National Check Your Statement Day
Posted in Social Security Disability on April 6, 2016
It is National Social Security Week and tomorrow is National Check Your Statement Day. Your Social Security Statement will help you understand your retirement security. If you have a My Social Security account, you can simply log on and check your benefits. If you don’t you should consider setting on up. This account will allow you to:
• Keep track of your earnings and verify them every year with your Social Security Statement;
• Get an estimate of your future benefits, if you are still working;
• Get a verification letter with proof of your benefits, if you currently receive them;
• Manage your benefits;
• Change your address;
• Start or change direct deposit;
• Get a replacement Medicare card; and
• Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S for tax season.
As Social Security Disability attorneys we feel it is important to bring awareness to National Social Security Week and National Check Your Statement Day. Our attorneys can assist you with an appeal if your Social Security Disability claim if your application for benefits was denied.
The Social Security Administration provides assistance to people with disabilities under two different programs. Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) may be paid to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured.” To be insured, you must have worked for a certain period of time (generally five of the past ten years) and paid Social Security taxes. If you do not qualify for Disability Insurance benefits, you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) which is paid based on financial need.
To find out more information on how to appeal a decision by the Social Security Administration or information on the strength of your appeal, contact one of our attorneys today. Honest Advice. It’s What We Do.
Larry R. Williams, PLLC, Attorneys-At-Law.