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Licensed as a Registered Nurse(RN) since 1986(32 years) and a licensed Arkansas Attorney since 2004(14 years), and licensed to practice law in Texas. Lisa was an instructor for the bail bond industry and a bail bondsman herself for 14 years.

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Orientation - What you need to know!

I might be the Disability law Austin for you. If you're able to answer yes to the following questions.

Work


Are you not able to perform the job 8 hrs on a daily basis, 5 days every week, due to your disabilities?

Disabling


Is your illness crippling?

Previous Work


Are you struggling to carry out the job which you formerly did or perform any other occupation?

Treatment


Have you been given treatment your healthcare professional perscribed and then followed your medical doctor's guidelines.

Family Saftey Austin Disability Law

Expertise and knowledge of disability laws and appeals involve many rules and regulations. Lisa has extensive years of study and real-world experiences can handle the social security administration and the courts in due diligence. Besides, she knows what it takes to win injuries claim case plus an appeal. Austin Disability Law

Retirement benefits

People who have worked in “covered employment” for a few years (at least ten at a nongovernmental position) can be eligible for retirement living benefits when they retire at the age of 62. Since you may claim your benefits once reaching these years, awaiting your final age of retirement boasts luring benefits. Correspondingly, a person's amount will end up being dropped indefinitely by a certain percent if your claim is made previous to reaching the complete age of retirement. Note- The maximum age of retirement ranges from 65 to 67 according to your year of birth.

The social security child’s insurance benefits

Federally funded as well as governed by the American Social security administration, these benefits are suitable for small children whose father or mother(s) are retired, disabled, or passed away. Children can acquire the benefits if he / she is an adopted, biological and even a stepchild. However, children have been thought as vulnerable and likely to lose out on many of these benefits. In such instances, a social security disability lawyer Alexander, AR is surely an invaluable resource for reputable counsel along with representation.

Dependents benefits

If you’re the wife or husband of a disabled or retired worker that is qualified to apply for social security benefits, both you and your minors have entitlement to this kind of benefits. While getting these benefits really does not depend upon regardless of whether you rely on the worker for help and support or not, you're going to be expected to provide as well as validate the individual's wages record.

Supplemental social security income (SSSI)

Financially challenged and disabled men and women can receive SSSI. This type of benefit is strictly need-based, and there's no precondition of having previously worked during the past. But, to be eligible, you have to fall within certain revenue along with asset limits. A social disability lawyer or attorney can assist you assess you assets and income as well as counsel you along the way ahead while claiming these benefits.

Get help!

Every case differs and determining your next action while seeking ones social security benefits can be really hard. Lisa Douglas will help you understand and fight for the best social security disability benefits that you should be getting. Apart from that, Lisa features intensive experience to prepare and present an appeal for any denial from the benefits.

Call us 501-798-0004 to go over your benefits!

3 Costly Social Security Errors to Steer clear of

Social Security provides essential benefits to millions of potential retirees, most of whom wouldn't be capable of paying their expenses or set food on the table without it. In truth, an average recipient gets a miniscule $1,360 in monthly benefits, which is hardly enough for even the humble lifestyle. Thus, should you be looking to get additional income from Social Security, here’re some things to avoid.

Claiming Social Security Prematurely

An harmful mistake happens when we adopt the popular misconception that Social Security is running belly up. For that reason, you claim your benefits once you turn 62, which is the earliest age with the lowest monthly benefit. Waiting for the full retirement age of 66 can substantially boost your monthly retirement benefit. You will get an additional 8% in delayed retirement credits for each year you’ll wait until you turn 70.

Unfamiliar with Social Security Spousal Benefit

If you organize the claiming of your Social Security benefits as a partners, you’re likely to get more than if you make your own individual choice. Based on your age difference, benefit amounts, and whether you were born on January 1, 1954, or earlier, you may be able to claim spousal benefits, while you let your benefits to carry on growing, and vice-versa.

Failure to Report Income Properly

Self-employed individuals have a tendency to under-report their taxable income that is used for Social Security formula. They also use their tax deduction to reduce their taxable earnings. However, this comes heavily on them when in serious need of Social Security benefit. Many get to the age of retirement with little if any savings, minimized Social Security benefits, thus needing to keep working indefinitely.

Advice:
Besides the above, this is what you can do to boost your social security benefits:

Work for no less than 35 years

Await full retirement age to claim Social Security

Take a second job as opposed to asking for early retirement benefits

Clear the money you owe

Claim spousal benefits two times - retired couples can claim spousal benefits, then later ask for payments depending on their individual work records. Use online tools to discover your best choices.

Claiming your Social Security benefits at the wrong age costs you lots of money. However, looking into it right and fully maximizing your benefits is a smart bet that will allow you and your spouse to retire in fashion.