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Dalton, Georgia Social Security Lawyers want to help
Are you disabled and unable to work? You may need the help of an experienced Dalton social security disability attorney to receive the benefits you are entitled to. Social security attorneys have the experience necessary to work with the social security administration that will increase your chances of success. Help is right around the corner. Start working with an experienced Dalton social security attorney today by filling out the questionnaire on this site.
Helping you move forward: SSI and SSDI benefits
If you have already applied and been rejected for social security benefits, you are among the majority. An experienced Dalton social security lawyer can increase your chance of success. Your attorney can emphasize the facts that evidence your disability in a manner that is most appropriate. Your attorney will likely be able to draw from a wealth of experienced working with the review board inspecting your application and hearing your appeal. For many people, social security payments mean the difference between falling through society’s cracks and safety. This is because social security was designed to help those who are most vulnerable: those who suffer from a disability and who cannot work. For those who qualify, social security provides a safety net of monthly checks for the duration of your disability, in addition to other potential benefits such as medical care coverage and assistance from your state.
How much does it cost to hire a qualified Dalton Social Security Lawyer?
Although attorneys can be expensive, a social security attorney is affordable, even for someone who does not have a job. When you hire a social security attorney, you only pay them attorney fees if you win your claim. So, you only pay if you get paid. 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 Dalton Social Security lawyer. Just fill out the questionnaire on this webpage.
SSDI and SSI, which one is right for you?
Understanding how the Social Security disability program works is important. There are two separate programs that provide disability benefits to those who cannot work for a year or more due to a disability: SSI and SSDI (Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance). Both programs require that you suffer from a disability to qualify, but each program has other separate requirements for eligibility.
What is the Standard for Disability in Dalton, Georgia? - To receive disability benefits for Social Security Disability you must meet the Social Security Administration's definition of disability.
- 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.
- If you are working in or around Dalton, Georgia is that a factor? - If you are working in Dalton 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;
- 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;
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;
If your condition does not meet or equal one of the conditions in the Listing of Impairments, then you must ask:
- 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:
- If your condition does not meet or equal one of the conditions in the Listing of Impairments, then you must ask:
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 Dalton, 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.
Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) – Work with a Knowledgeable Dalton, GA Disability Insurance Attorney Today
To qualify for SSDI monthly payments, you must establish a work history of paying into social security as well as a qualifying disability. So, not everyone qualifies for the SSDI program. Those who receive disability payments under SSDI may also qualify for Medicare coverage. Contact an experienced Dalton SSDI lawyer to learn about your options.
SSI – Work with an experienced Dalton Disability Attorney
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 Dalton SSI lawyer, fill out the questionnaire on this site.
The process: Application to appeal - Dalton, Georgia Disability Appeals Lawyer
You can start your application for social security online, in person, or by phone. The review process can take more than six months in some cases. If denied, you can appeal the decision. You may have an attorney represent you at the appeal.
The list below contains a few examples of the types of illnesses and injuries that have qualified previous applicants for a disability:
Chronic liver disease
Thyroid gland disorders
Parathyroid gland disorders
Short bowel syndrome
Weight loss due to any digestive disorder
Central nervous system vascular accident
Chronic heart failure
Local SSA Office in Dalton, Georgia
Social Security Office
301 Point North Place
Dalton, Georgia 30720
Low Cost Hospitals in Dalton, Georgia
Dalton Community Center Clinic
218 N Fredrick Street
Dalton, Georgia 30721
Appalachian Integrated Care and Wellness Program
900 Shugart Road
Dalton, Georgia 30720
Hospitals in and near Dalton, Georgia
Hamilton Medical Center
1200 Memorial Drive
Dalton, Georgia 30720
Murray Medical Center
707 Old Ellijay Road
Chatsworth, Georgia 30705
1035 Red Bud Road
Calhoun, Georgia 30703
Hutcheson Medical Center
100 Gross Crescent Circle
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 30742
Dalton social security disability lawyers serve clients throughout Northwestern Georgia including Acworth, Cartersville, Canton, Chatsworth, Dalton, Eton, Rossville, Resaca, Tunnel Hill, Varnell, and other communities in Whitfield County.