Social Security protects more than 145 million American workers through disability, retirement, and survivor benefits. Although about 44 million people receive benefits, many people who are eligible don’t know how and when to pursue them. Additionally, many people have difficulty successfully navigating Social Security’s complex process and requirements.
Plachta, Murphy & Associates’ Social Security professionals assist clients in two key areas: Social Security Disability Appeals and Business and Retirement Legal Consultation.
Social Security Disability benefits are available to disabled individuals who meet the Social Security Administration's requirements:
If you meet the above requirements, you should be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Unfortunately, about 60% of claims are initially denied. If you or a loved one applied and have had disability benefits denied, you have only 60 days from the date on the denial letter to file your request for an appeal.
Plachta, Murphy & Associates invites you to contact us online or by phone at 616-458-3994 to schedule a free consultation.
Corporate officers and self-employed individuals who apply for Social Security retirement benefits are subject to thorough questioning. The SSA will investigate your actual work activity and level of financial control of business earnings. Failure to properly plan can result in being denied retirement benefits or having your monthly benefits cut.
Our Social Security specialists help corporate officers and self-employed individuals obtain their maximum Social Security Retirement benefits. Before you begin the process of applying for SSA retirement benefits, we invite you to contact us online or by phone at 616-458-3994 to schedule a consultation so that we can help you receive the full benefits you’ve earned.
Plachta, Murphy & Associates offers clients an experienced Government Benefits team with in-depth knowledge of a range of government benefits, including Social Security Disability and retirement. Our Social Security team includes Richard J. Cross who served for over 20 years with the Social Security Administration as an in-house advocate for Social Security applicants before joining Plachta, Murphy & Associates. In addition to our years of experience in assisting clients with government benefits, our attorneys also have over 20 years of experience in elder law and civil litigation, which well equip us to advocate forcefully for the benefits to which you are entitled, while also providing you with the support and information you need.