Binghamton Social Security Lawyer
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP
Consult with a Proven Binghamton Social Security Lawyer
The proven Binghamton Social Security lawyers at Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP are experienced in the effective resolution of lawsuits as related to Social Security claims and processes in New York. Binghamton Social Security attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general Social Security law, including but not limited to disability or unemployment compensation claims in Binghamton, New York. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Binghamton Social Security lawyer.
The Binghamton Social Security attorneys have experience representing clients with matters involving:
- Social Security Appeals
- Social Security Disability
- Social Security Disability Insurance
- Supplemental Security Income
- Unemployment Compensation
Experienced Binghamton Social Security Attorney
New York Social Security is designed as a safety net national insurance system to protect individuals from financial distress caused by unforeseen catastrophes. In the United States, the Social Security Program was created in 1935 to provide old age, survivors, and disability insurance benefits to workers and their families. Unlike welfare, Social Security benefits are paid to an individual or his or her family at least in part on the basis of that person’s employment record and prior contributions to the system. The program is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and since 1965 it has included health insurance benefits under the Medicare program. While Social Security benefits under the act are most often associated with old age, survivors, and disability insurance, in its broadest sense, they also include federally funded welfare programs and unemployment compensation.
The Federal Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) pays out monthly benefits to retired people, to families whose wage earner has died, and to workers unemployed due to sickness or accident. Workers qualify for its protection by having been employed for a minimum amount of time and by having made contributions to the program. Once an individual has qualified for protection, certain other family members are, as well. Financial need is not a requirement.
While the Social Security Act (federal law) governs an applicant’s right to benefits, state law governs some of the family relationship issues that may affect a person’s rights of entitlement under the act, such as the validity of a marriage.
A Binghamton Social Security lawyer is professional and knowledgeable in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that arise in a Binghamton Social Security case.
Trusted Binghamton Social Security Law Firm
The Binghamton Social Security attorneys at Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP are distinguished by a history of successful Social Security claim recoveries through settlements and verdicts. For experienced representation in a Social Security dispute or claim, contact a Binghamton Social Security lawyer at Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP in New York.
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