The truth is, the Social Security Administration can appear to be an endless roll of red tape that, for many people, is seemingly impossible to navigate. Additionally, the Social Security Administration is hoping that because it’s so difficult to file for disability benefits that you will abandon your claim to settle for pennies less than your claim is worth.
The Social Security Disability attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers in Georgia understand that receiving Social Security Disability could mean the difference between paying your bills or not. We can evaluate your case and come up with a plan. Then we will stand up and fight for your legal and financial rights.
How Do We Build A SSD Claim in Georgia?
It’s important to realize that the term ‘disability’ applies to more than just a medical condition. This word also has educational, vocational, legal, and other consequences.
When it comes to building your claim, the truth is that it depends mostly on your condition. For example, a construction worker whose having restricted shoulder movement may be classified as disabled, while a college professor with the same type of condition may not.
If you have a physical or mental condition that causes you to be disabled, you may qualify for SSD benefits. Contact the Norcross, Georgia disability attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for your consultation.
What Can I Expect in a Social Security Disability Claim?
As of January 1, 2020, the maximum Social Security Disability monthly benefit is $2,788.00. This amount will be adjusted depending on the nature of your condition, the extent of your disability, and if there are dependents in your household.
Your Social Security Disability benefits could be temporary or permanent. Your temporary benefits could last for up to twelve months. The length of time you may receive benefits depends on mainly the nature and extent of your disability and a few other factors.
The first step is to file your paperwork to a Claims Examiner. You should note that Social Security Claims adjusters receive very little training and have huge caseloads. This means they sometimes make mistakes.
Our Norcross, Georgia Social Security Disability attorneys can challenge any evidence, make critical legal arguments, and advocate for you with the Social Security Administration. Our attorneys are also excellent at negotiating, and you may be entitled to retroactive benefits as of the date you filed for benefits.
There are specific times when the word ‘disability may not be relevant. The Social Security Administration does presume that particular conditions are disabling regardless of your educational, vocational, or other circumstances. The shortlist that qualify for the fast track includes:
- Organ Transplants
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Cancer in some areas such as lung, bladder, thyroid, and breast cancer, and it depends on what stage your cancer is in.
Blue Book Conditions
A list of presumptive conditions is contained in the SSD Blue Book. While changes are made to the Blue Book, many likely conditions remain the same. Some of the terms that generally appear on the list include:
- Non-fast track cancer
- Cardiovascular disease
- Advanced ADHD
- Kidney Disease
- Sensory loss
- Back injuries
- COPD and other breathing conditions
- Depression and other affective disorders
To qualify for SSD benefits, you will need a current diagnosis and be able to prove that your condition is disabling and interferes with your daily life.
There are individual requirements for specific conditions, and at times, you may have to show that the cure is worse than the disease. It could be that you have to take high doses of your medication, and the side effects are disabling.
Norcross, Georgia Social Security Disability Lawyers, and CFR 404.1526 Conditions
CFR 404.1526 can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations and contains the equivalency of a medical loophole. People with conditions that are medically equivalent to Blue Book conditions might be able to file a claim for SSD benefits. The Norcross, Georgia SSD attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, don’t use this loophole very often because the list of Blue Book conditions is comprehensive.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers
Because Social Security Disability claims are incredibly complex, and you need a strong advocate to fight for your legal and financial rights.
We offer a free consultation so we can evaluate your case and advise you about your next steps. We do not charge upfront fees in our Social Security Disability cases.
If you or a loved one is disabled and needs to file for Social Security Disability benefits in Norcross, Georgia, contact us today.