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The Social Security Administration (SSA) deals with projects concerning benefits and insurance as stated by the U.S. Government. This organization serves as the arm of the government in providing help to Veterans and people with disabilities who cannot work, giving them a chance at a better quality of life. Social Security disability lawyers help people win much-needed benefits so they can survive day-to-day, as well as plan for their future. However, the overall process for applying for these benefits tends to be quite difficult, with rules and regulations strictly implemented to avoid problems in the future.
“The program was launched locally in June 2012 in the wake of the Tacony dungeon case. That case made headlines after police rescued four mentally disabled people from a filthy basement where Linda Ann Weston and four co-defendants allegedly held them captive in a scheme to steal their Social Security benefits.
In January, the Daily News launched a series, “Perfect Prey,” that examines how a vulnerable population of elderly and disabled people can fall victim to predators who abuse them and steal their Social Security benefits.
Under the pilot program, potential “representative payees” who collect disability benefits for those unable to handle their own finances were rejected if they had committed one of 12 crimes: human trafficking, false imprisonment, kidnapping, rape/sexual assault, first-degree homicide, robbery, fraud to obtain government assistance… .”
The Social Security system of the United States is formed in such a way as to completely secure the benefits of all the disabled and senior citizens in the country. As the SSA handles legal procedures in implementing these restrictions, it is very helpful to consult a social security lawyer from reputable firms like Jan Dils Attorneys at Law to guide potential beneficiaries (especially you or your loved ones) through the whole process and represent them in situations regarding eligibility issues.
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is a developing process, with new regulations and procedures regularly being implemented to better help most citizens in the United States. With appropriate restrictions and focused organization handling the benefits of people, the government can really help Veterans and disabled individuals live much better lives.
(Source: Social Security expands background checks, Philly.com, 03, Mar, 2014)
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law