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Looking for an experienced Social Security lawyer?Americus lawyers are experts when it comes to disability cases. So why hesitate? Call now.

Has an injury kept you from working? The social security disability system was designed to help those who are unable to work because of a disability. Qualifying is not always easy. That is why it is important to work with an experienced Americus social security attorney when you apply or appeal a case. Give yourself the best chance of qualifying for social security disability benefits by working with an experienced Americus social security attorney today. Fill out the form on the page today.

The importance of winning your SSI or SSDI claim

Approximately 65% or more initial applicants are denied social security benefits. Presenting proof of your disability is an important step toward qualifying. An experienced Americus social security lawyer can help you make your most compelling case to the review board. Your chance of success increases this way. If you win your claim, you will be entitled to a monthly benefit payment from the federal government. In many cases, you can also qualify for medical care. For example, SSDI claimants can potentially qualify for Medicare benefits, while SSI claimants qualify for Medicaid benefits.

Qualified Americus, GA Social Security lawyers: are they expensive?

If you think you can’t afford a social security attorney, think again. They’re not as expensive as you probably think. Why are they affordable? Answer: they work on a “contingency” basis. That means they only get paid if you get paid. The social security administration carefully monitors how much a social security attorney charges. The attorneys are statutorily limited to charging a max of 25% of back pay awarded to you (up to a max of $6,000). That means that in most cases you can only be required to pay money that was already owed to you before you received your social security benefits, and even that amount is limited. There is no reason to contact an experienced Americus Social Security lawyer. Just fill out the questionnaire on the webpage.

Learning about the SSI and SSDI programs

The Social Security System can provide you with monthly payments if you qualify. To qualify for either the SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) programs, you must meet their criteria. Generally, to qualify for either, you must suffer from an injury that prevents you from working for a year or more (or one that results in death). Both systems are explained below.

  1. What is the Standard for Disability in Americus, Georgia? - To receive disability benefits for Social Security Disability you must meet the Social Security Administration's definition of disability.
    1. The term disability is that you are unable to engage in “substantial gainful activity” [SGA] because of a medically physical or mental impairment which has lasted, or is expected to last, for at least 12 months, or is expected to result in your death.
  2. If you are working in or around Americus, Georgia is that a factor? - If you are working in Americus and performing SGA, then you are considered able to work and not disabled. In 2012, the SGA limit is $1010 (after taxes) per month. If you earn more than $1010 per month, you are probably not eligible, unless there are special circumstances;
  3. Do You Have a Severe Impairment? - You must have a medical problem which significantly limits your physical or mental ability to perform basic work activities. The impairment must be expected to last for 12 months or end in death;
  4. Does Your Medical Condition Match One of SSA’s Listed Impairments? - SSA has a list of medical conditions ["Listing of Impairments."] that describes medical conditions so severe that SSA considers people who have the conditions disabled;
    1. If your condition does not meet or equal one of the conditions in the Listing of Impairments, then you must ask:
      1. Despite Your Medical Condition, Are You Able to Do Work You Did in the Past? - SSA determines what you are able to do despite your medical condition. This is called the Residual Functional Capacity (RFC). SSA compares your RFC with the physical and mental demands of your past jobs. If you are physically and mentally able to do a job that you have held within the last fifteen years, then SSA considers you "not disabled." However, if you are not able to perform any of your past jobs, then ask:
  5. Despite Your Medical Condition, Are You Able to Do Other Work? - If you cannot perform your past work, then SSA decides whether you are able to perform other types of work.

Can Children in Americus, GA Qualify for Disability Benefits? Yes, but What is the Criteria?

Financially, needy children under age 18 who have serious medical conditions may be eligible for Children's SSI. A child is disabled for SSI if the child is not working and earning more than the SGA level and has a medical condition or combination of conditions that cause "marked and severe functional limitations." Medical evidence documenting the child's medical condition is essential.

SSDI: The Federal Program for Those With a Work History – Connect with a Knowledgeable Americus, GA Disability Insurance Attorney Immediately

If you have a work history of paying into social security, you may be eligible for SSDI payments. SSDI is a natural insurance program that pays those who are disabled and have a qualifying work history (the duration of your previous work depends on your age). SSDI recipients may also qualify for Medicare. Learn more by contacting an experienced Americus SSDI attorney.

SSI: You may qualify - Reach a qualified Americus Disability AttorneyA claimaint has the right to fight back for his/her rights. Don't lose hope. Call an attorney in your area now.

SSI is paid out like welfare, meaning you cannot earn over a certain amount of money to qualify. In addition, you need to be disabled and unable to work. SSI pays out a smaller amount of money than SSDI, but unlike SSDI, you are not required to have paid into the Social Security system to qualify for payments. In addition, SSI recipients qualify for medical care through Medicaid. To contact an experienced Americus SSI lawyer, fill out the questionnaire on this site.

Proving your disability: the process of applying and appealing your decision - Americus, Georgia Disability Appeal Attorney

To apply for social security, you can start online, in person, or by calling the social security administration directly. The government can take upward of six months to review your case. You can have your case reviewed by an appeal panel if you are initially denied social security benefits.

The list below contains a few examples of the types of illnesses and injuries that have qualified previous applicants for a disability:


Liver disease
Benign brain tumors
Cancer in the Urinary Bladder
Cystic Fibrosis
Diabetes mellitus
Muscular dystrophy
Impairment of Renal function
Recurrent Arrhythmias
Soft Tissue tumors of the head and neck
Aneurysm of aorta or major branches
Cerebral Trauma
Subacute combined degeneration


Local SSA Office of Americus, GA

Social Security Office
510 E 15th Avenue
Cordele, Georgia 31015
(888) 225-8869


Low Cost Hospitals in and near Americus, Georgia

Americus Urgent Care
101 Mayo Street, Suite B
Americus, Georgia 31709
(229) 928-8355

Plains Medical Center
107 Main Street
Plains, Georgia 31780
(229) 824-7757
Sumter Convenient Care
618 E Lamar Street
Americus, Georgia 31709
(229) 928-4755

Southwest Pediatrics
609 E Lamar Street
Americus, Georgia 31709
(229) 924-8636


Hospital near Americus, GA

Crisp Regional Hospital
902 North 7th Street
Cordele, Georgia 31015
(229) 276-3100




Americus social security disability lawyers serve clients throughout Central Georgia, including Americus, Aries, Albany, Andersonville, Cobb, Dawson, Centerville, Columbus, Gatewood, Maddox, Myrtle Springs, Huntington, La Crosse, Bumphead, Croxton Crossroads, Methvins, Lamar, Leslie, Warner Robins, Thomaston and other communities in Cobb County.

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