Social Security Law FAQ

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1. Q. What is social security law?

A. Social security law governs social security benefits for individuals as well as the disputes which arise either because of benefit refusal or something similar.

2. Q. What exactly is social security?

A. Social security is a program in the US which allows citizens to be paid benefits upon retirement, if they are disabled or in other situations. Most citizens are required to have worked and paid into the social security system in order to receive any benefits.

3. Q. How do I know if I'm entitled to social security benefits?

A. You may be entitled if you are of retirement age, disabled, a widower or surviving child of an individual who was receiving social security benefits and in some other cases. You should first fill out an application for social security benefits and await the decision made.

If you need legal assistance with a social security issue, please consult with a Social Security Lawyer in your area to discuss the details of your case. The content of this article is provided for informational purposes only.

4. Q. What should I do if I'm turned down for social security benefits?

A. In some cases, individuals who are legally entitled to social security benefits may be turned down. In your case, you should at least consult with an attorney knowledgeable in social security law. Hiring an attorney to fight for you can result in you receiving the benefits you deserve.

5. Q. What kinds of individuals are entitled to social security benefits?

A. Individuals who are of retirement age and have the proper credits as well as disabled individuals, individuals who are widows or surviving children of individuals who were on social security benefits and others may be entitled to social security benefits.

6. Q. How much does an individual typically receive from social security benefits?

A. There are several factors which go into determining how much money an individual will receive with social security benefits. Those factors may include your age, what reason you're applying for and how much money you have earned throughout your lifetime.

7. Q. If I am currently receiving social security benefits and I'm also working, can some of my benefits be taken away?

A. Yes. There is a limit to how much you can earn if you're under the age of 65. For each $2 you earn over that specified limit, $1 of your social security benefits will be taken away. Check with your social security office to determine the limit amount.

8. Q. Should I hire a social security attorney?

A. There may be instances when you will need the help or advice of an attorney who is knowledgeable in social security law. For instance, if you have been turned down for social security benefits or if your social security benefits have been stopped – you should seek the advice of an attorney.

9. Q. Is there an earning limit on all individuals receiving social security benefits?

A. No. If you are over the age of 65, there is no earning limit.

10. Q. Who pays into social security?

A. Those that work and hold jobs typically all pay into social security. Typically, this money is withheld from the employee's check each pay period. Businesses and self-employed individuals may pay this money at the end of the year or quarterly.

The content of this article is provided for informational purposes only. If you need legal assistance with a social security issue, please consult with a Social Security Lawyer in your area to discuss the details of your case.

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