Our firm can help if you or your loved one would like some assistance applying for Social Security Disability benefits or appealing a benefits denial. We can guide you through the process of filing an application or appeal or file your application or appeal for you. Our attorneys handle both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income claims and appeals.
During a free consultation, we’ll discuss your situation with you and advise you about it. We’ll also tell you more about how a South Fulton Social Security disability attorney from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help.
What Do I Need to Know About Social Security Disability Benefits?
You should know a few things about Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. For one, these benefits refer to both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which are federal monthly benefits programs offered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). You may be eligible for a program if you have a medical condition that prevents you from working and will last a year or more or lead to loss of life.
Also, to be eligible for SSDI benefits, specifically, you must:
- Be disabled
- Have been employed for at least five out of the last ten years
- Have been taxed during this employment (some of these taxes go into the Social Security system to make SSDI available)
To be eligible for SSI benefits, specifically, you must:
- Be disabled
- Have limited income and assets
- Not have been able to pay sufficient taxes into the Social Security system
Whether You’re Eligible for Benefits
You may be unsure whether you qualify for SSD benefits. If so, you can ask your doctor and a Social Security disability lawyer from our firm about it.
Your doctor could tell you whether your medical condition makes you eligible for benefits, and the lawyer can tell you whether your financial situation and work history make you eligible. Your lawyer can also tell you which specific program you qualify for.
For a free legal consultation with a social security disability lawyer serving South Fulton, call (404) 888-8888
How Do I Apply for Social Security Disability in Georgia?
You can apply on the SSA’s website with their online application form. Still, before you consider applying, you may want to consult with one of our South Fulton Social Security disability attorneys.
Your attorney can check or confirm that you’re eligible for SSD today. You may not be eligible right now if you’re receiving benefits on your Social Security record or recently received a benefits denial.
If your attorney determines your eligibility, then your attorney can help you apply through the proper procedure. Your attorney could also apply for you if you’d like.
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How Do I Appeal a Social Security Disability Denial in Georgia?
If you’ve already applied for SSD, you may have received a denial letter. In this case, you can appeal the decision on the SSA’s website with their Internet Appeal service, and your attorney can help.
First, your attorney can help you understand why your claim was denied. Your letter may state the reason, but it may be unclear. Once your attorney clarifies the reason for you, you’ll have a better idea of how to appeal the SSA denial. Then, your attorney can help you find additional evidence/proof for your appeal and develop a strategy for appealing.
Afterwards, your attorney can either guide you through the process of filing an appeal or prepare and file your appeal. If you let your attorney file for you, your attorney can do so quickly to meet the SSA’s appeals deadline. This deadline is 60 days from the date you received your denial letter.
About the Appeals Process
The appeals process begins once the SSA receives your appeal. If the SSA agrees with your appeal, it may be processed quickly. However, if they don’t agree, another party must evaluate your appeal. Additional parties may also have to evaluate your appeal. The entire appeals process may include:
- A reevaluation by the SSA: They will reevaluate your initial application and evaluate your appeal. The SSA may or may not change their initial decision.
- An evaluation by a judge: If the SSA does not change their initial decision, you can request a hearing online or at a court near you. In a hearing, an administrative law judge will approve or deny your application/appeal.
- A council review: If the administrative law judge denies your application/appeal, you may be able to get a review by the Appeals Council.
- A Federal Court review: If the Appeals Council denies your application/appeal, you may be able to get a review by the Federal court.
- A lawsuit: You and your lawyer may choose to sue with a lawsuit along with your demand for a Federal Court review.
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About Our Social Security Disability Attorneys in South Fulton, GA
At our firm, our attorneys work hard for clients struggling with Social Security applications and appeals because they understand these people may depend on SSD for their income. If you become our next client, you can expect your attorney to be understanding with you and to work hard for you.
Our attorneys have many awards and recognitions, including the Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating, the highest level of recognition of legal ethical standards and professional capabilities. Our attorneys also have Superb AVVO ratings and the AVVO Client Choice Award. On top of all that, attorney Seth Bader is a member of the Multi-Million-Dollar Advocates Forum for lawyers who have won million- or multi-million-dollar settlements or verdicts.
You can expect your lawyer to fight hard for a fair outcome, even if it means suing and going to court. During a free case review, we can tell you more about what you can expect from us.
Contact Us Today for a South Fulton Social Security Disability Lawyer
To learn more about applying for benefits or appealing a denial in Fulton County, connect with us at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. We won’t charge you for your case review, and if you decide to hire our South Fulton Social Security disability attorney, your lawyer won’t charge you any upfront legal fees.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today to speak with us at no cost.