Social Security Lawyers
What is Social Security?
Social security is a type of program operated by the government, which provides support financially for elderly, disabled, and retired persons. The way this works is this: During the course of your employment during life, you pay a portion or percentage of your regular income to the government. These payments are known as "social security taxes."
After retirement (or after a disability), the government will then issue monthly payment checks based on the amount that you paid during the course of your life. Not all persons may be eligible to receive social security benefits.
What Are Some Common Social Security Legal Issues?
Besides the basic, monthly payments, social security can often affect other issues in a person’s life. These can often be the source of various disputes, and can cause a person to have legal questions. Some common social security legal issues include topics such as:
- Social security benefits (monthly payments, retirement plans, etc.)
- Eligibility for social security (not all persons may be entitled o social security)
- Social security surivor benefits, i.e., collecting benefits based on the social security plan of a spouse after their death, and other similar situations
- Issues with social security fraud, schemes, and scams
Thus, social security issues can often be complex, as they may involve more than one party (such as an employer, a spouse, government agents, and other parties). You may need to hire a lawyer for assistance with social security legal issues, especially if you or a loved one of yours has become incapacitated.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with Social Security Issues?
Social security programs can provide many benefits in the long run. If you have any questions, concerns, or legal disputes regarding your own social security benefits, you may need to hire a qualified lawyer for help. An attorney in your area will be able to offer you legal advice and guidance, and can represent you if you need to attend a hearing or a meeting in a court of law. Also, your lawyer can assist you in filing a lawsuit if needed to resolve an issue.
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Last Modified: 09-24-2013 09:52 AM PDT
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