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Social Security Is Not a Handout

In 1956 the 102 Congressional Record 15 reads: “Social Security is not a handout; it is not charity, it is not relief.  It is an earned right based upon the contributions and earnings of the individual.  As an earned right, the individual is eligible to receive his benefits in dignity and self-respect.” We all pay into FICA Taxes for Social Security so that disability benefits will be there if and when we need them. The Social Security Administration is not in the business of giving hand-outs. Instead, it does its best to ensure that the system is used only for what it was designed:  An earned right that an individual is eligible to receive in dignity and self-respect.  But you have to meet the guidelines and those are often complicated and ever-changing. If you have been or will be out of work for more than 12 months, or if you have…
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Are You Sick and Waiting on Your Disability Checks? Our Disability Attorneys Can Help

Many people around the country rely on the deferral government’s disability checks when they fall ill. Oftentimes, someone might become too sick to work at their job, and they will have to rely on some sort of external income to be able to financially survive. However, people who are too ill to work have been waiting more than two years to receive their first disability check. Waiting for your disability check can be a frustrating and discouraging time, but our disability attorneys can give you more information on why these wait times are so long. Why Are the Wait Times So Long? Disability checks are often the primary source of income for people with cancer, mental illness, or other chronic mental conditions that can reduce once-healthy and productive employees to reliance or poverty. These checks are also pretty insufficient; they average about $1,060 each month. This could all be a…
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