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Disabled? Need help? Thankfully, the social security system provides a safety net to many people. If you qualify for social security, you may be entitled to a monthly check and other benefits such as medical care, food stamps, and other assistance from your state. Increase your chances of qualifying by working with an experienced Athens social security attorney now. Don’t wait. Contact an experienced Athens social security disability attorney today by filling out the questionnaire on the left.

The importance of winning your SSI or SSDI claim

Statistically, between 65% and 70% of initial applications are denied nationally. However, you can dramatically increase your odds of winning your benefits claim by working with an experienced Athens social security lawyer. This is because most SS attorneys have learned what criteria the review board is looking for. The consequences of losing your social security claim can have serious consequences. Those who qualify get monthly payments to live off. In many cases, you can also get Medicare or Medicaid. These payments and other potential benefits often mean the difference between survival and homelessness for those suffering from disabilities.

Aren’t lawyers expensive to hire? How can I hire a qualified Athens social security lawyer?

Although attorneys can be expensive, a social security attorney is affordable, even for someone who does not have a job. Most all Social Security lawyers work on a contingency basis: which means they only get paid if you win your case. In fact, the federal government actually caps the amount that a social security attorney can charge. First, they are generally limited to a maximum of 25% of the back pay owed to you (as opposed to future payments). That means that if you are owed $10,000 in payments from the months prior to your decision, the attorney can only make $2,500. Second, a social security lawyer cannot make more than $6,000 from your case, total. There is no reason to contact an experienced Athens Social Security lawyer. Just fill out the questionnaire on the left.

How the Social Security system works: SSDI vs. SSI

There are two separate programs that provide disability benefits in the social security system. They are SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). Generally, to qualify for disability payments, you must have an injury that prevents you from working for one year or more or an injury that will result in death. Both programs pay on a monthly basis.

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

SSDI is a benefit program based on prior work history. For example, you must have worked a certain number of the past years (depending on your age) and paid into the social security system to receive disability payments. Some SSDI beneficiaries also qualify for Medicaid.

SSI: the final safety net - Contact an experienced Athens Disability Attorney

The SSI system provides monthly payments, of a minimum amount, to disabled people. The benefits are paid regardless of whether you previously paid into the Social Security System. Although payments are generally lower under SSI, the funds help those who critically need it. In addition, successful claimants may also qualify for medical care through Medicaid. Fill out the form to contact an experienced Athens SSI lawyer.

The process: Application to appeal - Athens Disability Appeals Lawyer

You can apply online, in person, or over the phone for social security. You will be prompted to fill out a series of questions that require you to substantiate your disability. If you are denied, you can appeal your decision, which will take longer.

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


Severe fractures of larger bones
Severe arthritis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Organic Mental Disorders
Depressive Syndrome
Aneurysm of aorta or major branches
Chronic venous insufficiency
Peripheral arterial disease
Chronic heart failure
Ischemic Heart Disease
Benign brain tumors
Parkinsonian syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Spinal cord or nerve root lesions

Local SSA Office

Social Security Office
1650 Prince Avenue
Athens, Georgia 30606
(866) 964-3294

Low Cost Hospitals

Clarke County Health Dept
345 North Harris Street
Athens, Georgia 30601
(706) 542-8600
Mercy Health Center
P O Box 6064
Athens, Georgia 30604
(706) 425-9445
Athens Nurses Clinic
P O Box 1732
Athens, Georgia 30603


Athens Regional Medical Center, Inc.
1199 Prince Avenue
Athens, Georgia 30606
(706) 475-3734

St. Mary's Health Care System, Inc.
1230 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia 30606
(706) 389-3000
Landmark Hospital of Athens
775 Sunset Drive
Athens, Georgia 30606
(706) 425-1516

Barrow Regional Medical Center
316 North Broad Street
Winder, Georgia 30680
(706) 867-3400

Serving clients throughout Northeastern Georgia, including Athens, Bogart, Eastville, Oconee Heights, Watkinsville, Whitehall, Winterville, areas in the vicinity of Athens/Ben Epps Airport, University Of Georgia, and other communities in Clarke County.

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