FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Greenville, SC)—The U.S. Social Security Administration reports that between 2001 and 2010, the rate of denied disability claims averaged nearly 53 percent. This means that year after year, more than half of the disabled population has been denied the benefits they are entitled to that would help them take care of their basic needs.
It is with these people in mind that J. Robert Surface, Attorney At Law is announcing his new website. The purpose of the site is to educate Greenville citizens about social security disability claims. The website will feature information, articles, and videos related to the social security disability filing process and help people understand what steps to take in the case of a denial.
J. Robert Surface, a South Carolina native, stated “Many people assume that they’ll never have to deal with disability, yet statistics show that a 20-year-old has a 1 in 4 chance of being disabled by the age of 67. Unfortunately, many people don’t find out until that time how difficult it can be to get the social security disability benefits the government owes them. While it seems like the process of getting the money they’ve paid into the system for so long should be straightforward, that’s rarely the case. Not only is the claims process tedious and confusing, but many are denied the first time around.”
As Surface continues, “Our new website aims to help people better understand the claims process and figure out exactly what the Social Security Administration is looking for when they review an application. There are hundreds of technical rules within the disability system, and we want to help dispel some of the confusion surrounding them. We’ll also have a full section outlining Veterans disability claims that will help the men and women who have sacrificially served our country learn more about how to get their well-deserved benefits.”
“We understand how frustrating it can be for a person who has worked or served in the military during their lifetime to be denied the money they deserve and are entitled to. It is our hope that the information found on our new website will give them a sense of hope, encourage them to get help with the process, and help them develop a solid plan for moving forward.”
About J. Robert Surface, Attorney At Law:
J. Robert Surface is a Charleston, South Carolina native and a 1978 graduate of the University of South Carolina Law School. He has served the City of North Charleston as an Assistant City Attorney as well as served as a federal attorney with the ODAR branch of the Social Security Administration. Robert returned to the private sector in 2007 to represent clients with disabilities before the Social Security Administration and in 2009 was certified by the Department of Veterans to handle claims by veterans before the various VA Regional Offices. With his many years of experience in disability law, Robert is passionate about serving those in need.
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