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On this week's episode of The Legal Difference, attorney Barbara Mixon talks about some common Social Security misconceptions you might not have considered. She starts the discussion with the process of applying for Social Security, and the criteria applicants must meet and continue to meet to receive benefits, which applies to children as well as adults. Immigrants drawing benefits are another misconception, and Barbara stresses that you must be a citizen for 10 years before being considered for benefits, and those without a valid work license have never paid into Social Security and so therefore cannot draw from it. She also debunks the myth that fraud is rampant - it is actually very rare. The process to apply is very difficult and 60% of applicants get denied the first time, although Barbara's approval rate is 80%. Barbara wraps up the discussion with information on how you can actually work while receiving benefits and myths surrounding SSDI and Worker's Comp.