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Need Social Security? Duluth, Georgia Social Security lawyers can help

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Do you suffer from a disability that prevents you from making a living? Social security disability income, or “SSDI” for short, and “SSI”, supplemental security income, was created for those who cannot work due to suffering from a disability. The federal SSDI and SSI system can be difficult to navigate. Whether you are a first time applicant or whether you have been previously rejected, an experienced Duluth social security attorney can help you. By filling out the questionnaire on the site, you can contact an experienced Duluth social security attorney. It is time to get the help you need.

SSI and SSDI: The difference between winning and losing your claim

Roughly 65 – 75% of applicants are initially denied for social security benefits. Often, the difficult part is proving to the social security administration that you have a disability that qualifies you for benefits. An experienced Duluth social security lawyer will know how to work with your doctors, organize your medical reports, and describe your ailments in such a manner that best highlights the nature and extent of your disability.  By working with an experienced Duluth social security lawyer, you can rest assured that you have the benefit of a knowledgeable professional working for you. The difference between winning your social security claim and losing your social security claim are often dramatic. For example, without an alternative source of income, and without the ability to work (due to disability), many people face homelessness and hunger. The relief provided by the monthly payments from SSI and SSDI claims provide a necessary security blanket. In some cases, claimants may be entitled to medical care through the Medicaid or Medicare systems.

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

Social Security lawyers are not as expensive as you may think. 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. The social security system oversees the amount a social security attorney can charge. For example, they are capped at making 25% of the back pay awarded to you. Even then, they can only make a maximum of $6,000 on your case. Contact your Duluth Social Security lawyer today by filling out the form on the website.

SSDI and SSI Eligibility

SSI (Social Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security disability Insurance) are two separate programs that pay claimants who are disabled. The disability must prevent you from working for a year or more or result in death. While both programs are federal disability programs, they are quite different from each other.

  1. What is the Standard for Disability in Duluth, 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 Duluth, Georgia is that a factor? - If you are working in Duluth 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 Duluth, 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: Federal Workers Insurance for the Disabled - Contact a Knowledgeable Duluth, Georgia Disability Insurance Attorney Today

Disability lawyers helping disabled people in Duluth, Georgia.

Claimants can qualify for SSDI if they are disabled and have previously paid into the social security system through their taxes. So, you must have worked and paid social security taxes to qualify. The government also requires you to have worked a percentage of the previous years, contingent on your age. Some SSDI claimants also qualify for Medicare if they are disabled under the SSDI program for 2 years. Learn more by contacting an experienced SSDI attorney.

(SSI) Supplemental Security Income - Contact an experienced Duluth, Georgia Disability Attorney

Unlike SSDI, you do not have to demonstrate a work history to be eligible for SSI. To qualify for SSI, you must suffer from a disability that prevents you from working for a year or more, and make less than a minimum threshold of money. SSI checks are paid monthly. In addition, you may be eligible for more money from your state, Medicaid, and food stamps. Call your Duluth SSI lawyer for more details.

Application to Appeal: the process - Duluth, Georgia Disability Appeal Lawyer

You can begin the application process online, in person, or by phone. The process can take a while because the number of applications is generally very high. Usually, you have to wait anywhere between three and six months, may be longer. If you have been denied, you can appeal your case. At appeal, you will have to prove that your condition qualifies as a disability. If you do not feel comfortable appearing on your own behalf, an attorney may present your case for you.

Below is a list of some of the types of illnesses and injuries that can qualify for a disability under Social Security:

Psychiatric Disorders
Parathyroid gland disorders
Nephrotic syndrome
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Loss of Visual Acuity
Herniated Disc
Amputation of appendages
Mental Retardation
Major Dysfunction of a Joint
Sickle cell disease
Sjogren’s syndrome
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Systemic vasculitis
Immune deficiency disorders
Coagulation defects

Local SSA Office of Duluth, GA

Social Security Office
4365 Shackleford Road
Norcross, Georgia 30093
(800) 772-1213

Low Cost Hospitals in and near Duluth, Georgia

Norcross Medical Clinic
P O Box 1553
Duluth, Georgia 30096
(770) 448-3959
Advanced Health & Rehab Center
P O Box 350
Duluth, Georgia 30096
(404) 534-9692
Citadel Healthcare Group
3070 Business Patk, Drive, Suite E
Norcross, Georgia 30071
(770) 326-6116
First Foundation Med Clinic
2930 Horizon Park Drive
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
(678) 546-2840
Alpha Medical Clinic
401 S Main Street, Suite A1
Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
(770) 772-4044
Family Practice Clinic
696 Grayson Highway
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045
(770) 963-0927

Hospitals near Duluth, Georgia

Emory Johns Creek Hospital
6325 Hospital Parkway
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
(678) 474-7000
Emory Johns Creek Hospital
6325 Hospital Parkway
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
(678) 474-7000
Eastside Medical Center
1700 Medical Way
Snellville, Georgia 30078
(770) 736-2498
Gwinnett Medical Center
1000 Medical Center Boulevard
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
(678) 312-4321
UHS of Summit Ridge
250 Scenic Highway
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
(678) 442-5800
VA Medical Center - Atlanta
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, Georgia 30033
(404) 728-7601



Duluth social security disability lawyers serve clients throughout Northern Georgia including Alpharetta, Buford, Centerville, Chamblee, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, North Atlanta, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Sandy Springs, Tucker and other communities in Gwinnett County.

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