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Social Security Statement Mailings Begin in September

by Staff | April 23rd, 2014

Despite moving to a paperless system two years ago, the Social Security Administration recently announced it would begin mailing paper Social Security statements to workers in September.

Officials say the move is necessary, considering Social Security eligibility is based on time worked and money put into the Social Security System, and only six percent of American workers have signed up to receive statements online. Furthermore, experts believe those who will most likely need benefits do not have access to the Internet.

So, what do the mailings mean for U.S. citizens? The Social Security disability lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain it is important to look out for this document in the mail each year, as it can give a significant amount of insight into benefits you may be qualified to receive upon retirement or if you become disabled.

An article published by Reuters adds that the statements will include information about an individual’s available benefits at various ages and will also show how much a person as paid into Social Security taxes over time. This can prove advantageous when planning a nest egg for retirement or emergencies.

The team of attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin encourage citizens to examine these statements when they arrive in the mail. It should be saved with other important personal documents, so it can be reexamined over time. Doing so will help Americans make decisions about adjustments they can make to get the benefits they need.

Problems Can Arise After a Social Security Disability Approval

by Staff | April 2nd, 2014

April 2, 2014

Americans unable to work due to mental or physical conditions believe that their problems are solved once their Social Security Disability benefits are approved. But the attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that issues can arise with payments even after receiving a Social Security Disability Approval.

These problems were highlighted by the Dayton Daily News, which reported how a woman’s Social Security Disability payments had been halted due to a data entry error in the Social Security Administration’s computer system. The woman did not receive two payments and was later informed by staff at the local Social Security Disability office that her payments had been stopped because she was receiving benefits from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

That was not the case, and the woman attempted three times to provide the Social Security Administration with the information they needed to correct the problem. Each time she was denied. She made to local officials who identified the problem as a computer error. A retroactive payment of $4,500 was then made to the woman.

The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin know how confusing the procedures and processes for receiving Social Security Disability benefits can be. This case is a prime example of why it is so important to have a qualified attorney be your side throughout and after the time a claim is made.

Tips For Preventing Social Security Disability Claim Denials

by Staff | December 30th, 2013

December 30, 2013

It’s no secret just how difficult it can be to get an approval on a Social Security Disability benefit claim. In fact, the Social Security Administration estimates that more than 60 percent of initial claims receive a Social Security Disability Denial. Luckily though, this decision can go through an extensive appeals process in the hopes of having the judgment reversed and an approval on the claim issued.

An article from Social Work Helper discussed the steps of the appeals process and several tips that can help individuals better present their claim. The experts contend that presenting the correct records and descriptions of the disabling condition are crucial to winning an appeal and having a benefits claim approved. This can be achieved through the presentation of the proper medical and personal records. These records will supply officials with the specific details they need to determine a case’s eligibility for disability benefits, as well as how much the claimant should receive.

If a reconsideration of the case is unsuccessful, a hearing may be held before a judge in order to determine a case. When this occurs, experts agree that having a qualified attorney on your side is crucial to navigating the intricacies of the law regulating such claims.

The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recognize how complex the Social Security Disability approval process can be and are here to help anyone considering applying for such assistance.