Did you know that 1 out of every 4 currently working 20-year-olds will become disabled prior to reaching retirement? While this many seem shocking, it is true. In fact, there are currently more than 9 million people in the United States receiving Social Security Disability benefits. At the beginning of 2019, Social Security paid an average monthly disability benefit of about $1,234 to all disabled workers.
If you are unable to work as a result of a physical or mental health condition, you could qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Disability program provides specific disability benefits, such as lost income, to disabled workers and their dependents, and each of us pays into Social Security with each paycheck as a prevention measure in case we are disabled.
Sadly, getting approved for social security disability isn’t easy. In fact, the average national rate of approval for initial disability claims is just 36%. This means that 64% of disabled Americans are denied social security disability benefits. Fortunately, disability claimants are allowed to appeal their denials.
At the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr., our South Carolina social security disability lawyers can help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to. We know that the appeal process can be difficult, however, without an experienced and skilled South Carolina social security disability lawyer on your side to help you through the daunting process of application and appeals.