Cumming Attorneys Provide Guidance on Social Security Disability
Reliable assistance appealing denied claims in northern Georgia
If you are disabled and unable to hold gainful employment, the Social Security Administration has two programs to assist you: Social Security Disability Insurance (known as SSD or SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). You can apply for benefits from either of these programs without an attorney, but you should be aware that denial rates are extremely high. Engaging an attorney at the outset, rather than waiting to receive a denial notice, can greatly improve your chances of acceptance. If you’ve already been denied, the appeal process can be very confusing. Fortunately, the experienced Social Security benefits attorneys at Lipscomb, Johnson, Sleister, Dailey & Smith, LLP are prepared to assist you at any stage of the process.
Requirements for Social Security disability benefits
Workers who have paid into the Social Security system are eligible to receive benefits if they become disabled and are no longer able to work. But to qualify, you must pass certain earnings tests. In general, you must have worked and paid into the Social Security system for five of the last 10 years and for a minimum of 10 years total.
If you qualify for SSD, the next hurdle is proving your disability. Many applicants with legitimate disabilities have their claims denied because their application does not contain the type of proof of disability that evaluators are looking for. If SSA rejects your initial claim, you should not be discouraged; as much as 70 percent of first-time applicants are denied SSD benefits.
Our attorneys understand the requirements because we’ve helped many disabled clients get benefits. We can review your application before you file to make sure the information is complete, or we can prepare your appeal if you’ve already received a denial of benefits. We understand how important disability payments are to your future, so we give you close, personalized service throughout the application and appeal process.
Contact our Social Security disability lawyers in Cumming to appeal denied claims
If you are disabled and need assistance obtaining Social Security disability benefits, Lipscomb, Johnson, Sleister, Dailey & Smith, LLP can help. Our knowledgeable lawyers review applications and represent clients on appeal in Forsyth County and throughout northern Georgia. To schedule a free consultation, call 470-839-9467 or contact us online.