The Benefits Available to You
You want to make certain you get all of the Social Security Disability benefits available to you. That is why it is so critical to retain the services of an experienced lawyer, a lawyer familiar with situations like yours. At the law offices of Smolich & Smolich, we have built our practice on identifying and maximizing benefits for disabled people throughout Northern California. Since our establishment in 1969, we have successfully helped disabled people and their families get the benefits they need to move forward with their lives.
How Social Security Disability Benefits Work
One of the most important things to keep in mind is that benefits do not begin on the date that you were found disabled. There is a five-month waiting period from beginning when you are found to be disabled before you can receive monetary benefits. If you submit your application well after you were found disabled, you will only be eligible for 12 months worth of back benefits. In other words, your benefits will begin on whichever date comes later — either 12 months before your date of application or five months after the date you were found disabled.
The amount of benefits available varies from person to person. It is based on the wages you contributed in Social Security taxes and the quantity of credits you have earned over the years. This can add up to thousands of dollars. Rest assured we will take great care to make certain you get everything you are entitled to.
After a certain period of time, you will become eligible for Medicare benefits. This is an important factor to keep in mind when considering your future.
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Northern California Social Security Benefits Attorneys
To discuss your case with our Sacramento Social Security Disability benefits attorneys, call us at 800-443-1345 or send us an e-mail.