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Living with a disability can be impossible. 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 Dublin social security attorney when you apply or appeal a case. Dublin social security attorneys can walk you through the application and appeal process. Start now by filling out the form on the site.
Helping you move forward: SSI and SSDI benefits
Statistically, between 65% and 70% of initial applications are denied nationally. Qualifying for social security benefits requires proof of your disability. Experienced Dublin social security lawyers understand how to present your evidence in the most favorable light. Successful claimants receive critical monthly payments from the federal government. SSI recipients can receive a monthly payment, food stamps, and potentially Medicaid to cover health care costs. SSDI recipients receive monthly payments based on the amount they paid into the system, among other factors. Also, SSDI recipients sometimes qualify for Medicare.
How do people afford to pay qualified Dublin, Georgia Social Security lawyers?
Just about anyone can afford a social security lawyer. Unlike many other types of attorneys, social security lawyers do not require you to pay big out of pocket expenses. 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. Don’t wait to contact an experienced Dublin Social Security lawyer. Fill out the form on the website.
Social Security: Who qualifies for SSI and SSDI
Disability payments under SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) are contingent upon you proving the existence of a disability. The disability must preclude you from working for a year or more. Disability payments are made monthly to those who qualify. Both SSDI and SSI programs are related, but different.
What is the Standard for Disability in Dublin, 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 Dublin, Georgia is that a factor? - If you are working in Dublin 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 Dublin, 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 - Contact an experienced Dublin, Georgia Disability Insurance Attorney Now
SSDI is a program for Americans who have a work history. To qualify, you must be disabled, and have worked and paid into the social security system for a fraction of the previous years (the number of years depends on your age). SSDI recipients may also qualify for Medicare. If you think you may qualify for SSDI, contact an experienced Dublin SSDI attorney soon to discuss your options.
SSI: a welfare-based program - Contact an experienced Dublin, GA Disability Attorney
SSI is truly a last line of defense for those who are disabled and have no money. SSI is welfare-based, which means that it is paid out regardless of your work history (unlike SSDI). SSI recipients receive monthly checks, and may also qualify for aid from the state, food stamps, and Medicaid. Don’t wait. Contact an experienced Dublin SSI lawyer today.
How do I apply, what can I expect? - Dublin, Georgia Disability Appeals Lawyer
First, you can apply online, call into an office, or visit your local SS office. The application process can take anywhere between four to six months. 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:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Short bowel syndrome
Common Blood Disorders
Parathyroid gland disorders
Local SSA Office in Dublin, GA
Social Security Office
919 Hillcrest Parkway
Dublin, Georgia 31021
Low Cost Hospitals near Dublin, Georgia
Dodge County Teen Clinic
PO Box 4324
Eastman, Georgia 31023
A One Medical Center
2145 Roswell Road, Suite 80
Marietta, Georgia 30062
Lumpkin Family Clinic
PO Box 158
Lumpkin, Georgia 31815
Acute Care Express Inc
7901 Veterans Parkway
Columbus, Georgia 31909
Hospitals near in and Dublin, GA
Fairview Park Hospital
200 Industrial Boulevard
Dublin, Georgia 31021
Carl Vinson VA Medical Center
1826 Veterans Boulevard
Dublin, Georgia 31021
Bleckley Memorial Hospital
145 E Peacock Street
Cochran, Georgia 31014
Washington County Regional Medical Center
610 Sparta Highway
Sandersville, Georgia 31082
Dublin social security disability lawyers serve clients throughout Central Georgia including Adrian, Cadwell, Chauncey, Dublin, Dudley, Rentz, Spring Hill, Kite, Wrightsville, Stillmore, Lothair, Gordon, McIntyre, Toomsboro, Danville, Jeffersonville, Milan, Rhine, Cochran, Summertown, Swainsboro, Twin City, Soperton, Glenwood and other communities in Laurens County.