How to Live off Social Security Disability Benefits

by Staff | December 1st, 2014

Our lives can change in the blink of an eye. An accident or illness that leaves you permanently disabled could prevent you from working or collecting a paycheck, which is why it’s important to strategically plan your finances in case of such a catastrophe.

If you’re suffering from a medical condition that prevents you from working, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. It’s important to remember though, that cases are examined on an individual basis and benefits are awarded on a case-by-case basis, so it’s crucial to have a strategy in place.

You can regularly check your earned benefits and income by checking the statements you receive from the Social Security Administration. Maximizing your benefits is crucial, and an article from Investment News details several ways to do so.

First, know what benefits are available. If you qualify for Social Security Disability, you may also be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income. Your husband or wife may qualify for spousal benefits and your child may qualify for benefits of their own.

The best way to get a handle on your benefits is to speak with a Social Security Disability lawyer. They will be able to walk you through the legal processes that are necessary to get the benefits you deserve.

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we’ve helped many disabled Americans with their Social Security Disability cases, and we want to do the same for you. Call us anytime at (800) 477-7315 to speak with a member of our legal team.

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