If you have not done so already, you should visit the My Social Security website. Before you can take advantage of this service, you need to set up an account with a password. Social Security makes this process rather more complicated than it needs to be. But, once you have set up an account, you can go online to check what information Social Security has for you. In particular, you can check your earnings record. This will show what Social Security has listed for your reported income, all the way back to when you first started working. It is important to check this for accuracy. In my own case, Social Security has twice listed my earnings as zero for an entire year. Unless corrected, an error like this can affect your retirement or disability earnings. Compounded over time, this could amount to thousands of dollars. At My SocialSecurity, you can also get an estimate of what your retirement or disability benefits will be. This can be very helpful for financial planning.
About the Author
Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.