Eligibility for Social Security Disability (SSD) payments is based on your inability to work. If you are no longer able to do the work you once did, and are unable to do any other work, and have been disabled for at least one year, you may qualify for SSD benefits. The eligibility rules require that you have paid into the Social Security System through payroll deductions. This is not required to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is need-based, though still centered on disability.
At George & Wallach, L.L.L.P., our SSD attorneys serving Clayton, Henry and other Georgia counties help disabled people receive the government benefits they are entitled to. Contact our Georgia disability lawyers online or call (404) 366-5724 for a free consultation to discuss your rights and options.
The process of seeking SSD or SSI benefits can be frustrating. The claims of disabled people are routinely denied. Our clients are often angry, confused and have reached the end of their financial resources. We understand the strain a disability can place on you and your family. The attorneys at our Forest Park & Stockbridge, GA Social Security law firm can help guide you through all stages of the process to help ensure that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled. We can help you with:
- Gathering medical records and reports
- Gathering evidence specific to your claim
- Gathering documents from your Social Security file
- Determining the best course of action for your claim within the regulations of Social Security
- Discussing your condition with your physician
- Helping you prepare for your Social Security hearing
- Representing you during the Social Security hearing
Additionally, we can also help you when your claim has been denied multiple times by taking your case to the Appeals Council level.
Our Atlanta SSI lawyers have over 60 years of experience helping disabled individuals and their families. As Congress considers changes to Social Security, it is reasonable to contemplate that they will make changes to the disability program as well. It is important that you retain legal counsel early in the process to avoid potential disaster down the road. You can rely on our skills and knowledge to help you get the benefits you need.
If you want to know whether you qualify for benefits or have had a benefits claim denied, speak with us. Contact our Forest Park & Stockbridge, GA Social Security lawyers online or call (404) 366-5724 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Our SSD lawyers serve Clayton, Henry and other counties.