As most people know, I’ve been handling Social Security Disability claims (and every now and then a retirement claim) for almost forty years. April is National Social Security Month, the month in which we celebrate the creation and continuing existence of Social Security. The Social Security program is a life-saving safety net for many millions of Americans. Next month, it will take on a new significance for me because, as of May, I will be a first time, card-carrying Medicare recipient.
I always say one of the best benefits of the Social Security program is being a recipient of a Medicare or Medicaid card. Medicaid, as it currently exists (who knows what will happen down the road), is a wonderful insurance program for those who are beneficiaries. Without it, many South Carolinians, and many Americans, would have no access to healthcare whatsoever. On a more personal note, I am faced with making a very important decision, as I’m sure many of my peers are, and that is, when I will begin to draw my Social Security retirement benefits. After checking with the professionals, I am planning to wait until age seventy, if possible, to draw the benefits that I have paid for over a lengthy career.
My staff and I at the Mike Kelly Law Group represent claimants who need help appealing denied applications for Social Security Disability Benefits. Our experienced attorneys are very successful at recovering benefits and expediting this process for our clients. We care about our clients and stay true to our statement: We’re here for the people of South Carolina, with offices in Columbia, Myrtle Beach and Winnsboro.