Social Security Liens in Accident Cases

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Social Security liens seems to be a difficult beast to beast for Maryland car accident lawyers to get their mind around.  They can be tricky and you can't screw it up: the client's rights to benefits are at risk.  

A starting point is the Social Security Release of Information form, which if completed and sent in, SSA will provide the types and amounts of benefits the client receives, which will make identifying potential lien holders easier. Here is a link to the form.

This is one Social Security subrogation lien fact that I think a lot of accident lawyers do not fully appreciate in wrongful death cases:  there is no right of subrogation from Social Security for survivor's benefits.

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