You or a loved one may need Social Security disability benefits as a source of income. If so, our firm can help you apply for these benefits or appeal a denial of benefits. We could also apply or appeal for you. We can help with Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income.
We’ll tell you more during a free consultation, and we can work for you with no upfront legal fees. Learn more about working with a Roswell Social Security disability attorney at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers.
Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits in Georgia?
Social Security Disability (SSD) consists of two different federal programs offered through the Social Security Administration (SSA). One program is Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and the other is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Both programs offer monthly benefits to individuals with a medical condition that prevents them from working and will either last for a year or longer or lead to death.
You may be eligible for SSDI benefits if you meet the following criteria:
- You have a disability
- You were employed legally for at least five out of the last ten years
- You paid employment taxes during your employment period (These taxes would have gone into the Social Security system, which would make SSDI available to you)
You may be eligible for SSI benefits if:
- You have a disability
- You have limited income and assets
- You could not pay enough in taxes into the Social Security system to make SSDI available to you
The SSA will use the information above and additional information to decide your eligibility. However, your doctor and/or a lawyer from our firm can likely tell you about your eligibility before you apply for benefits.
For a free legal consultation with a social security disability lawyer serving Roswell, call (404) 888-8888
In Georgia, How Do You Apply for Social Security Disability?
You can apply for your benefits with the application form on the SSA’s website, but first, you should speak with a Roswell Social Security disability attorney from our firm. There’s a lot the attorney can do for you before you apply, and the attorney can either help you apply or apply for you.
First, your attorney can tell you whether you can qualify for benefits today. You may not qualify today if you currently have benefits on your Social Security record or recently got a benefits denial. Your attorney can also tell you whether your financial situation and work history may qualify you, and then your attorney can gather proof or evidence of your qualification.
Additionally, your lawyer can tell you which program you qualify for. Under some circumstances, you could qualify for both programs. If you qualify for any programs, your lawyer can help you prepare your application and apply properly, or your lawyer can apply for you.
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In Georgia, How Do You Appeal a Social Security Disability Denial?
You may have already applied for SSD benefits but received a denial. If so, you or your lawyer can appeal this denial with the appeal service on the SSA’s website. For several reasons, you may want to leave this to your lawyer.
If your denial letter isn’t clear about your denial, your lawyer can help you understand the reason. This may help you and your lawyer understand how to approach preparing and filing your appeal. Your lawyer can also help you collect supporting documents that may help to convince the insurer to change their decision.
Once your appeal is prepared, your lawyer can help you file it or file it for you. If you leave this to your lawyer, your lawyer can file the appeal quickly to meet the SSA’s deadline for filing appeals. Generally, this deadline is 60 days from when a claimant received their denial letter.
The Appeals Process
Your lawyer can also explain the SSA’s appeals process to you in detail. Generally, the process involves a reevaluation from the SSA, but it can also involve evaluations from many other entities. Your appeals process may involve:
- An SSA reevaluation: This is the first step in the appeals process. The SSA will go over your initial application again, along with your appeal. The SSA may approve or deny your claim to benefits.
- A judge’s evaluation: If the SSA denies your claim to benefits, your lawyer can request a hearing. In this hearing, an administrative law judge may approve or deny your claim to benefits.
- A council review: If the judge denies your claim, your lawyer can demand a review from the Appeals Council.
- A Federal Court review and a lawsuit: If the Appeals Council denies your claim, your lawyer can demand a review from the Federal Court. You and your lawyer may also decide to file a lawsuit.
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Our Social Security Disability Lawyers in Roswell, GA
The attorneys from our firm have been very successful with their various clients. As a result, our attorneys have received many awards, including the AVVO Client Choice Award.
Our attorneys have also been recognized with Superb AVVO ratings and the Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating, which recognizes legal ethical standards and professional capabilities. Additionally, attorney Seth Bader has membership in the Multi-Million-Dollar Advocates Forum.
Our firm understands your financial situation may be difficult right now. You may depend on the approval of your SSD application. One of our Roswell Social Security disability lawyers can help by filing your application, appealing a denial for you, and fighting on your behalf for a fair resolution. Your lawyer can also take your case to court if necessary.
Contact Us Today for a Social Security Disability Lawyer in Fulton County
If you’d like to learn more about what our Roswell Social Security disability attorney can do for you (or your loved one), connect with us at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. Our firm does not charge for a consultation, and our lawyers do not charge any upfront legal fees upon being hired.
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