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The Mike Kelly Law Group is a South Carolina personal injury law firm devoted to serving our community. Our goal is to safeguard the rights, welfare, and dignity of all South Carolinians.
How the Government Shutdown Affects Social Security Disability
There’s a lot of confusion about how those on, or in need of, Social Security Disability are affected by the government shutdown. We’ve put together this page to hopefully answer any questions you have. If you still have questions, please contact our office.
- Will I still continue to receive my Social Security or SSI payments?
Yes. According to the Social Security Administration, payments will continue with no change in payment dates.
- What happens if I need to apply for disability benefits during the shutdown?
Social Security field offices are still able to help you file your application, but your application may not be processed until the shutdown has ended.
- What happens to disability hearings?
If you already have a hearing date scheduled, your hearing will still take place on the date you were given. Unfortunately, until the shutdown is over, Social Security is not scheduling new hearings.
- Will claims still be approved during the shutdown?
According to the Social Security Administration’s 2013 contingency plan, decision-writing will be discontinued during the shutdown. So while your case may go before a judge during your hearing, it’s most likely a decision will not be issued for the time being.
For more information from the SSA about the government shutdown, visit the SSA website by clicking this link: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/shutdown/
Resourceful Legal Help in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Winnsboro
The Mike Kelly Law Group has a reputation for providing timely and resourceful legal counsel. Our dedicated team of attorneys and staff uphold a simple, but powerful belief: We are here for the people of South Carolina.
This philosophy reminds us what is most truly important: providing the citizens of South Carolina with the legal resources to overcome the unfortunate obstacles in life. We know you are hurt, possibly confused by your situation. And we know you need legal counsel you can trust. The attorneys of The Mike Kelly Law Group can help.
A Socially Responsible Law Firm
We make it our business to protect the rights of South Carolinians. Much of our work is devoted to helping those struggling to obtain benefits through government-sponsored programs such as Social Security and the Veterans’ Administration. We also represent individuals who suffer serious personal injuries and financial losses due to someone else’s intentional or unintentional conduct, including malpractice cases. We assist those affected by harmful pharmaceuticals. We want to see South Carolina victims compensated, so they can regain the stature of their lives and livelihood.
Pursuing Justice for South Carolinians
If you or a loved one has been harmed or is involved with a dispute you are unable to settle alone, we encourage you to pursue legal recourse to reach a resolution. The legal system provides a constructive and productive outlet for complicated issues. Every South Carolinian should have access to a qualified attorney, and we strive to make our legal services affordable to all.
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