A recent article examines how far Social Security benefits go depending on where a person is retiring in Tennessee. This study takes into account a few things, including the average Social Security income a person can expect to get, the Social Security taxes, and the cost of living expenses. This can help a person determine where they may get the most out of their benefits. Given the research, there were ten counties found in Tennessee where Social Security benefits go the farthest, including Loudon, Cumberland, Chester, Houston, Meigs, Monroe, Bledsoe, Van Buren, Giles, and Polk. 

The study found that because the cost of living is so low in Loudon County, residents living off of Social Security benefits are able to pocket decent money after using their benefits for housing, transportation, and food. It is never too early to start planning for how you want your life to look when you retire. The article closes with a recommendation to consider what you want your retirement life to look like and calculate exactly how much you will need to set aside so that you can continue with your current standard of living. There are even many free online calculators that can help give you an idea of what you should set aside. 

Getting Help With Your Social Security Claim 

Especially in cases where you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you want to make sure you have everything in your application correct from the start. To help facilitate this, you can work with a lawyer from start to finish. Your Memphis, TN Social Security lawyer from the trusted office of Darrell Castle & Associates will help ensure that when you fill out your application the first time it has accurate information and strong medical evidence to support your application. The medical evidence your lawyer will work to get can show that if you are applying for Social Security Disability Benefits, you are applying for what you need based on the disability that you have. 

Additionally, it can often take a long time from start to finish and if you are applying on your own you may hit some snags. When this happens or when your benefits are denied, you may give up on the process or it can make the process take longer. If this is the case, your lawyer can help to move the process along since they will be familiar with what kinds of problems may come up. 

It is easy to feel defeated, especially if you have applied for benefits and were denied. However, you must remember that you have been paying for these benefits and you have the right to appeal any kind of claim denial. The best way to do this is with a lawyer by your side. 

If you are ready to move forward with your Social Security benefits application or would like to appeal a denial, don’t leave this up to chance. Work with a lawyer who can help you every step of the way. Schedule your consultation now.