Social Security Terms

When you find yourself in a position where it becomes necessary to apply for Social Security benefits, you are likely to encounter a multitude of new terms with which you are unfamiliar. This can make an already imposing process considerably more frustrating, particularly if one’s financial situation is such that it is urgent that benefits begin as soon as possible. However, a quick overview of some of the basic terms may help clear up some of the confusion as you navigate the process of applying for benefits.

If you or a loved one is in need of Social Security Disability benefits, the Indianapolis Social Security attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, can help you to ensure that your application is correctly and timely filed. We can also help you to pursue an appeal if your previous application has been denied. To speak with one of our qualified lawyers, contact us at 800-520-3633 today.

4 Key Social Security Terms

There is no need for you to become an expert with a deep understanding of Social Security law. It is likely worthwhile, however, to familiarize yourself with some of the most important related terms so that you can remain actively aware of your case’s status. The following are four key terms:

  • Benefits – medical assistance provided by Medicare or monetary income provided by the Social Security Administration for individuals who have retired, have a disability, or are dependents or survivors of people dependent on Social Security.
  • Appeal – The process that applicants must go through if their initial application for Social Security benefits was denied
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – A program funded by non-Social Security tax revenue that provides financial help to the elderly, disabled, or blind who are unable to earn a sufficient income to allow them support themselves. SSI provides money on a monthly schedule to pay for basic necessities.
  • Credits – credits are points that are earned while you pay taxes and work. These are put toward future Social Security benefits. Individuals typically need at least 40 credits to qualify, but individuals who need benefits for disabilities or survivors may require less.

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The Indianapolis Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office are passionately committed to helping those persons who are in need of benefits due to a disability. To speak with a compassionate attorney today, contact us by calling 800-520-3633.