Myths About Social Security & Social Security Disability
The Piemonte Law Firm deals with a broad spectrum of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cases. Our lawyer can cut through the myths and find the truth about these benefit options. To make the right choices, you have to have the right information, and The Piemonte Law Firm is here to help. Contact us with any questions you might have.
Some of the social security disability myths we have seen include:
1. I can’t do my previous job anymore, so I’m entitled to benefits.
Sadly, this is not true. Any worker who still participates in some form of substantial gainful activity (SGA) cannot claim benefits, because he or she is not considered disabled. Even if you were once the CEO of a multimillion-dollar corporation and are now making minimum wage at a grocery store, you are still not considered “disabled” under SSI and SSDI regulations.
2. I am entitled to benefits no matter what my income.
While SSDI does not have an income threshold, SSI does. Supplemental Security Income is meant to provide the poorest of disabled workers with basic necessities, something like a welfare program. If you have assets greater than SSI-specified limits, you will not be considered eligible for benefits.
3. No matter how long I’ve worked, I will be eligible for benefits.
To achieve SSDI eligibility, you must have earned a certain number of work credits. Unless you have earned a specified amount in a given 20 out of 40 quarters, you cannot receive SSDI benefits.
4. I will be unable to receive Charlotte Social Security Disability benefits if I’m turned down on my original application.
Fortunately, this is not true! A majority of initial benefit applications are denied. Our disability attorney is a specialist in SSDI and SSI and has a wealth of experience in these claims. We can help you with the appeal process to get the benefits you need. Our experienced team has the expertise to guide you through the appeal process.
Call or contact us online to schedule a no-obligation consultation and preliminary case review by an experienced North Carolina Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income lawyer today.