Social Security Disability was originally created to help injured workers -- those in our society who have contributed, paid into the system and due to some unforeseen injury or disability loose the ability to continue to earn. I recently read an article by By Rebecca Vallas and Shawn Fremstad entitled Social Security Disability Insurance: A Bedrock of Security for American Workers which discussed the reasons behind the disability system and did a wonderful job of tracing the historical reasons for this system.
In our practice we routinely represent workers - some who have thirty plus years of work experience and are just physically worn out, some who have developed a debilitating disease and can no longer work and earn for their family. Without a doubt the number one trait that all of our clients share is a genuine fear of losing their ability to work and earn a living. They are almost all used to depending only upon themselves. Many develop severe depression from their inability to work, inability to support their families and from the lack of identity as they are no longer part of working society.
We also represent veterans. There is no harder working group of American than the Veterans of our armed forces. These workers also qualify for Social Security Disability
Remember, when you hear stories of those who have abused the system that the reason for Disability Insurance Benefits (Social Security) is to support the workers of America. Our country was founded upon the idea that those who work hard get ahead. Unfortunately in attempting to reach their goal, some of our friends and neighbors need that support built into the system many years ago.
Let Susan O'Malley, our Board Certified Social Security Disability Specialist help you with your claim.