Clarksville law firm assists clients in getting government pension benefits
For generations, American workers have been paying into the Social Security system with the expectation that it will be there to support them when they retire. Unfortunately, sometimes the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes errors or denies pension benefits that claimants are entitled to. At the Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC, we help our clients get the payments that they have earned through years of hard work. Our firm has a reputation for providing personalized service to people throughout the Clarksville area.
Claiming your Social Security benefits
When you reach the age of 62, you are entitled to start receiving Social Security benefits. The amount you receive is based on the amount you earned and paid taxes on during your lifetime as well as the year you were born. If you do not wait until your full retirement age (between 65 and 67, depending on when you were born), you will be penalized and receive a smaller payment as determined by the SSA retirement age calculator. If you wait until age 70 to begin receiving benefits, your benefits will increase yearly for as long as you live.
Helping you when there are errors in your Social Security statement
When you have problems with the SSA that you cannot solve on your own, the attorneys at our firm can serve as your representative. Once you start working with us, we have the ability to gather all of your records and documentation and even question witnesses for you. The government limits attorney's fees in Social Security cases and must approve all fee agreements before you will be asked to pay anything.
Getting benefits under FERS
The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) combines three benefit systems to support those who have worked for the federal government in civilian capacity. In addition to Social Security, FERS benefits include a Basic Benefit Plan and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The Basic Benefit Plan and Social Security require you to pay into them over time. Your employer pays into your TSP account, but you can also put your own money in and your employer will match it (up to certain limits).
Trust Our Tennessee law firm to represent you in your government pension claim
Dealing with government agencies on your own can be frustrating if not completely overwhelming. The Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC is a Christian law firm whose mission is to make life easier for our clients. For a free initial consultation about your Social Security or pension claim, call our Clarksville office at 931-444-5620 or contact us online.