Ideally, anyone who is in need of Social Security disability benefits would be able to qualify and receive them, but this is not always how it works. A recent story in the Baltimore Sun profiled Jim Nicholas, a man with heart troubles who fought for nine years to get his $206,000 from the Social Security Administration. This is not just a Maryland problem, as in Chicago, across Illinois and the rest of the United States, many have trouble receiving the benefits they deserve and must fight for them.
Nicholas and his wife have been trying to prove that he needs benefits since he suffered heart failure, according to the newspaper, but as the months and years went on, the family lost a lot of money and received no disability payments.
“This is how the system works: Usually, people give up or they die,” Yvonne Nicholas, Jim’s wife, said according to the Baltimore Sun. “I wasn’t going to let that happen.”
The report said 2,000 cases were dismissed across the country last year due to the death of the claimant. In this case, the Nicholas family received their money, but this is not usually the case. It is always important to get good legal representation to make sure the proper fight goes into procuring Social Security disability benefits.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates are experts in presenting our clients the best and most critical evidence to the SSA in order to obtain disability benefits. We often take on cases that other lawyers have abandoned and win them for the client.We are loyal to our clients and do not give up fighting for our clients benefits.