Gina L. Cumbo, J.D., M.S.W., is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She earned her undergraduate degree from... more
Gina L. Cumbo, J.D., M.S.W., is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She earned her undergraduate degree from Fairhaven College of Western Washington University were she studied Women Studies, U.S. Womens History and Law. She is a graduate of Western Washington Universitys Honors Program.
Social security law involves the intricacies of the American public benefits system that provides social security income. Social security is funded by taxes you pay when you are working. Once you stop working and meet the eligibility requirements, you receive monthly benefits. This occurs when you retire, have a recognized social security disability, or are the surviving spouse or child of a person entitled to social security. There are many social security laws and policies to determine eligibility, benefit amounts, and benefit duration. A social security lawyer can help if you are unfairly denied social security benefits, or if you feel the amount you receive is not enough.