The Social Security System

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An Overview of the Social Security System

Social security is a government program to provide financial support for the elderly or disabled. Over the course of your life, you pay a certain percentage of your income to the government in the form of social security taxes. After you retire or become disabled, the government sends you monthly payments based on how much you paid in social security taxes.

Benefits of Social Security

Social security offers a number of different kinds of benefits:

What Should I Do if I Have Been Denied Social Security Benefits?

The social security administration will deny social security benefit claims if they think you don't qualify for them. If you believe you do, the first thing you should do is file an appeal. The social security administration has a complex appeal system, which may reverse the denial of benefits. There are four parts to the appeal:

Do I Need an Attorney to Help Me with My Social Security Matter?

The laws that regulate social security are very complex and confusing. It isn't always clear which benefits you are entitled to. An attorney can help you understand which social security benefits you should be receiving. A lawyer can also help you if you need to appeal a denial of social security benefits.

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Last Modified: 09-23-2013 04:56 PM PDT

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