J. Robert Surface grew up in Charleston County, South Carolina, in a devout, hard-working Christian family. His father retired from the US Navy as a Chief and raised his sons and daughters in a strict environment while he studied pre-Pharmacy at the College of Charleston from 1959 to 1963. Robert’s upbringing was tough but loving, and it instilled in him a strong work ethic. Robert graduated from St. John’s School in 1966, Rivers High School in 1969, from the College of Charleston as valedictorian in 1973, and from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1978. He also did graduate work at Clemson University.
Remember as a teenager getting your first job and quickly figuring out how much money you’d be making each week? Then after a week or two of hard work slinging burgers or bagging groceries, you received your first paycheck. You were likely shocked to see several deductions including something called a FICA tax.
Now after paying into the system all these years, you would like to think you have the security of knowing if something traumatic did occur, the government would step in by sending you a monthly check. Because if you think about it, technically, it is YOUR money. Unfortunately, this seldom is as simple as it seems and it often takes the benefit of an experienced Social Security lawyer to get the money you deserve.
Your first step needs to be connecting with J. Robert Surface, a VA certified attorney. With over 40 years experience, Mr. Surface is a well respected advocate who has represented veterans from all branches of the military including Army, Navy, Air Force, Special Forces and Marines.
He specializes in assisting veterans with both VA disability benefits and VA disability claims and because he deals with these situations on a regular basis, he understands the inner workings of the Veterans Administration and how to move your case forward through the system.
As the parent of a disabled child, you know that medical assistance, specialized education and ensuring a high quality of life can be expensive. This is one of the reasons why federal assistance is available to families like yours. Qualifying for benefits like the ones provided under the SSI child disability program is all about meeting the qualification criteria.
If you are struggling with the SSI for children requirements or your application has been turned down, a consultation with a Greenville child disability attorney will be of paramount importance. Lawyers like J. Robert Surface have the experience and the academic background to guide you through the process and increase your odds of success.
Adult with disabilities usually seek benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program of Social Security Administration (SSA). As the name suggests, this is a kind of insurance. You must have worked a certain number of years in order to qualify for SSDI benefits. So SSDI is only available to adults with disabilities.
If you wish to seek disability benefits for your child, however, you can’t apply for SSDI. Instead, there are other options you must seek to get your child the monthly benefits. Here are some of the cases in which your child may receive disability benefits and a quick brief on how to apply for these benefits.
Disabled children are eligible for Social Security benefits if their parents receive these benefits. In such a case, a child qualifies because of the earning record of the parents. However, things are different when you
Social Security Administration (SSA) considers a number of factors when assessing your disability claim. A central goal of this assessment is to determine the nature of your disability and the limitations it imposes on you.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses an elaborate procedure and a detailed criterion to determine whether or not an applicant is eligible for disability benefits. Thanks to such diligence, the instance of fraud is very
Social security disability benefits are a vital source of income and support for individuals with disabilities. However, if you have outstanding debt, it may be possible for debt collectors or the federal government to garnish
When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, you can expect one of the two things typically happen. The Social Security Administration (SSA) either finds that you qualify for the benefits, or it asks you