Social Security Benefits in Memphis

What Kind of Benefits Can You Expect?

When you go to apply for Social Security benefits, you may want a rough idea of what to expect from the process. It makes sense that after years of paying into Social Security Disability Insurance through your taxes, you might want a fairly substantial chunk of change. This is a slightly unrealistic idea — Social Security funds are pretty low and what you will receive is pre–determined by a set of circumstances, including facts about yourself, any disability you may have, and laws and regulations, that you cannot change.

If you want a clearer picture of what you will receive, contact our offices to learn about disability benefits in Memphisor West Tennessee.

Calculating Disability Income in Memphis, Tennessee

There are a few considerations when you calculate what sort of disability income you may receive:

  1. Date of birth — Your age may be a factor in eligibility.
  2. Age at retirement — Social Security assumes your earnings stop at age 63, but you can calculate from whatever year you truly stop working.
  3. Inflation — Your estimated benefits are generally calculated in today’s dollars, but you can adjust for inflation, too, to consider what your lifestyle may be.
  4. Annual earnings — What you pay into Social Security Disability Insurance affects what you get out of it.

There are many other aspects that could come into play with your claim for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance. Our Jackson Social Security disability attorneys help you figure out what to expect from the process overall. We know what it’s like to gather the evidence of a medical issue or to interview medical witnesses so that you can get through a hearing.

No matter what is going on with your Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance claim, the Memphis disability attorneys at Byrd and Byrd can help.

Contact us at (731) 424-7188 or call toll free at (888)793-3328 or email us online for help obtaining disability benefits in Memphis.