Georgia Social Security Disability Lawyer
If you or a loved one can no longer continue working due to a disability, the Georgia Social Security disability lawyers at Chris Hudson Law Group are here to help you through every step of the application or appeals process to secure the benefits you need.
The aftermath of a workplace accident can be incredibly stressful for you and your family. On top of your health, recovery, and figuring out when or if you can return to work to provide for your family, the last thing you need to worry about is dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA). With a skilled and experienced Social Security disability attorney by your side, you can rest assured that your case is being handled capably, and you have the best possible chance of receiving every dollar you deserve.
The Social Security disability benefits process can be incredibly complicated and overwhelming. It’s no wonder that only 9 million Americans are currently receiving Social Security disability benefits—a fraction of the population currently living with a disability. Along with a backlog of applicants, meeting the SSA’s criteria for approval can be a challenge. Even the smallest mistake on your application can send it right to the denial pile. A professional attorney will do everything in their power to ensure that doesn’t happen, or if it does, that we start your appeals process right away.
Don’t take any chances when it comes to your health and getting the necessary medical care to recover from your injuries and return to work. Whether you’re just beginning your benefits process or have been denied, you shouldn’t go it alone. To learn more about how Chris Hudson Law Group can help you, contact an Georgia Social Security disability lawyer today at 706-863-6600 and schedule a free consultation.
Why Do I Need a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
Although you are not required to hire a Social Security disability lawyer to file for or receive benefits, we strongly discourage facing this complicated and frustrating process alone. Along with experience in dealing with the SSA, a professional legal representative has experience handling a number of issues you may run into throughout your application or appeals process.
Most importantly, a Social Security disability attorney will handle all communication with the SSA so you can focus on your health and recovering from your injuries. While acting as a middleman and communicating on your behalf, your attorney will go over every detail of your case, make sure your application is filled out completely and accurately, and determine a course of action that will give you the best chance at success. A majority of claims are wrongfully denied in the initial stages and later granted after filing an appeal with a Social Security disability attorney’s guidance.
If your claim has been denied, do not lose hope. Chris Hudson Law Group will pour over every detail in your application, start the appeals process, and make sure you complete every step in the required time frame. From there, our skilled Georgia Social Security disability lawyers will represent you in front of an administrative law judge at your disability hearings and do everything possible to ensure you are prepared to argue your case.
Why Should I Hire Chris Hudson Law Group to Represent Me?
Over the years, the attorneys at Chris Hudson Law Group have built their reputation for being strong litigators while also treating their clients with the patience, care, and compassion they deserve. We know how devastating injuries can be. We also know that a job is so much more than a paycheck; it’s a sense of belonging, pride, and accomplishment. Injured workers want to recover from their injuries to get back to work and get back to a normal life. But that can’t happen without receiving the financial benefits they deserve to pay for medical care and other expenses.
Our clients and their loved ones are our top priority, and we show up to work every day to help them. When you hire a Social Security disability lawyer to handle your disability benefits application or appeals process, you can be confident that we will provide the best possible legal counsel you can find. We won’t just accept the first offer, and we won’t give up until you receive every dollar you need. Talk with one of our legal representatives today by calling 706-863-6600 and take the first step in protecting your future.
What Is Social Security Disability?
Life can move incredibly fast in the days and weeks after suffering an injury. In an instant, your sense of normalcy and routine is disrupted as you first seek medical care to treat your injuries and then begin the long road to recovery. How can you pay for those medical bills? How are you supposed to put food on the table while missing work for a year or more? Many workers aren’t aware of the benefits available to them during this time. That’s where a skilled attorney can help.
Social Security disability is a form of insurance provided by the federal government to help injured workers who can’t return to work. Workers earn coverage for benefits by paying Social Security taxes on their income. This safety net gives these individuals and their dependents the necessary financial help to continue paying their rent/mortgage, car payment, grocery bills, and other expenses, so they don’t end up on the street or going hungry during their potentially lengthy recovery.
Who Can Apply for Social Security Disability?
It’s a common misconception that disabilities or workplace injuries only happen to older Americans in poor health. Disabilities can affect people of all ages, including younger individuals across the country currently living with cancer and other serious diseases preventing them from working. In fact, over one in four 20-year-olds will become disabled before retiring and will need Social Security or some other form of disability benefits to survive.
Whether you think you qualify or not, it’s important to contact a Social Security disability lawyer right away to review your case. Along with being unable to perform the work you did before or unable to perform new work because of your medical condition for at least one year, you also have to meet the following Social Security guidelines:
- You worked the appropriate number of years under Social Security guidelines .
- You worked recently under Social Security.
- You’ve earned enough work credits.
- Your annual income for the year is less than the Social Security Limit.
Some conditions automatically qualify you for Social Security disability benefits. Along with special provisions for low vision, widowers, wounded veterans, and disabled children, the SSA also has a list of physical and mental impairments known as the “blue book” that automatically qualifies you for disability. In Georgia, the conditions include:
- Heart failure, coronary artery disease, or other cardiovascular conditions
- Vision or hearing loss
- Musculoskeletal problems like back pain
- COPD, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses
- Depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, and other mental disorders
- HIV/AIDS, lupus, and other conditions that affect the immune system
- Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders
- Kidney disease
No matter the facts of your case, contact Chris Hudson Law Group today if you think you might qualify for Social Security disability benefits. We will look at your case’s details and decide if you qualify before moving forward with your application and potential appeals process.
Frequently Asked Questions
We would like to answer all of your questions about Social Security disability and can meet with you at a free consultation. In the meantime, we’ve provided answers to commonly asked questions that may be useful.
How much can I receive in Social Security disability payments?
According to the Social Security Administration, the average monthly Social Security payment to a disabled worker at the beginning of 2019 was $1,234. And while this amount may be modest compared to your former salary, it can go a long way in covering your monthly expenses and meeting your family’s basic needs.
How does the SSA define disability?
Qualifying for Social Security benefits is not the same as private disability insurance, and unlike workers’ compensation or veteran’s benefits, Social Security doesn’t provide temporary or partial benefits. The Social Security Act (Act) defines disability as being unable to work due to a serious medical condition that has already lasted or is predicted to last at least one year or lead to death. The medical condition or injury has to prevent the worker from continuing to do their job, and it must also stop them from doing other work. This strict definition is why it’s important to contact a Social Security disability lawyer who has experience with the application and appeals process.
After I apply, how long will I have to wait to learn whether I was approved for Social Security disability?
The time it takes to learn of the decision regarding your application can vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The type of disability you have
- How long it takes SSA to secure medical evidence they need from your doctors
- Whether the SSA needs to send you to get a medical examination for the purposes of the application
- Any other questions or issues that arise during the application process
Contact Chris Hudson Law Group Today
Living with a new disability caused by illness or an injury can be physical, emotionally, and financially devastating. You don’t have to spend another day worrying about financially providing for yourself and your family. Let the Social Security disability lawyers at Chris Hudson Law Group handle your case so you can recover the financial benefits you desperately need. Call us today at 706-863-6600 to schedule a free consultation and take the first step in securing your future.