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Why wait? Forest Park, Georgia Social Security lawyers can help now
Can’t work because you have a disability? Social security may provide the solution. The social security system is not always easy to work with. That is why there are experienced Forest Park social security attorneys. Whether you have been rejected for benefits, or if you have yet to apply, a experienced Forest Park social security disability attorney can increase your chances of success. Once you fill out the form on the site, an experienced Forest Park social security attorney will call you promptly. By speaking with the attorney, you are under no obligation whatsoever.
Your SSI or SSDI application: it makes a big difference
If you have already applied and been rejected for social security benefits, you are among the majority. An experienced Forest Park social security lawyer can walk you through the application process. If you have been denied, he or she can walk you through the appeal process. Your lawyer should have ample experienced understanding what the social security administration is looking for when they review your application. In addition, your attorney can best highlight your condition so that the true nature of your disability is best understood. For many, losing their social security claim has devastating consequences. Those who are disabled who do not have an alternative source of income potentially face homelessness. The SSI and SSDI systems provide monthly payments from the federal government for our most vulnerable citizens. These payments can cover the cost of living, and in some cases the SSI and SSDI systems also provide medical coverage.
What does the typical Forest Park, Georgia Social Security lawyer cost to hire?
Social Security lawyers are not as expensive as you may think. Almost always, Social Security lawyers work on a “contingency” basis: meaning that they only get paid if you win your claim. That means, in most cases, you have nothing to lose by working with a social security attorney. The government limits how much a social security attorney can charge you. They are limited to charging the lesser of: 25% of the back pay awarded to you, or a maximum of $6,000. So, an attorney cannot make more than $6,000 on your case, nor can he or she make more than 25% of the back pay owed to you. Thus, if you are awarded $20,000 in back pay, generally the max you can be charged is $6,000. By filling out the questionnaire on the website, an experienced Forest Park Social Security attorney will contact you.
Social Security: Qualifying for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Social Security Income (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.
What is the Standard for Disability in Forest Park, 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 Forest Park, Georgia is that a factor? - If you are working in Forest Park 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 Forest Park, 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) Social Security Disability Insurance – Talk to a Knowledgeable Forest Park, Georgia Disability Income Attorney Now
SSDI is a federal insurance program that pays disability benefits to people who have paid into the social security system. To qualify, you must be disabled and have a work history of paying social security taxes. Thus, not everyone can qualify. Those who do qualify may also be eligible for Medicare coverage, depending on the duration of your disability. Contact an SSDI attorney to learn if you may qualify.
SSI – Work with an experienced Forest Park, Georgia Disability Attorney
The SSI system is designed to provide a minimum threshold of income to those who are disabled, blind, or 65 and older, who do not make much money. Those who qualify receive a monthly check (usually much less than SSDI amounts). You may also receive more money from your state. Unlike SSDI, claims are paid from general tax revenues. Thus, you do not need to have paid into the social security system to qualify for SSI payments. Those who qualify for SSI also may receive Medicaid coverage from the government (Medical Care). Fill out the form to contact an experienced Forest Park SSI lawyer.
Proving your disability: the process of applying and appealing your decision - Forest Park, GA Disability Appeal
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. If you are denied, you can appeal your decision, which will take longer.
The following are a few examples of the types of injuries and illnesses that have previously qualified as a disability:
Peripheral arterial disease
Immune deficiency disorders
Short bowel syndrome
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Loss of visual efficiency
Impairment of Renal function
Open Head Injury
Major Dysfunction of a Joint
Local SSA Office of Forest Park, Georgia
Social Security Office
6670 Merchants Way
Morrow, Georgia 30260
Low Cost Hospitals in and near Forest Park, GA
Ash Morrow Medical Center Inc
769 Morrow Road
Forest Park, Georgia 30297
750 Mount Zion Road
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
Essential Medical Care
1897 Godby Road
College Park, Georgia 30349
Godby Road Medical Center
2225 Godby Road
College Park, Georgia 30349
W T Brooks Clinic
1695 Cleveland Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30344
Morehouse Medical Assoc Inc
75 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Hospitals near Forest Park, Georgia
Southern Regional Medical Center
11 Upper Riverdale Road, SW
Riverdale, Georgia 30274
Georgia Regional Hospital at Atlanta
3073 Panthersville Road
Decatur, Georgia 30034
Atlanta Medical Center
303 Parkway Drive, Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill, Jr., Drive, SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Emory University Hospital
550 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Piedmont Henry Hospital
1133 Eagle's Landing Parkway
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281
Forest Park social security disability lawyers serve clients throughout Northwest Georgia including Atlanta, Belvedere Park, Druid Hills, Decatur, Conley, Ellenwood, Irondale, Bonanza, Forest Park, Jonesboro, Lake City, Lovejoy, Morrow, Rex, Mountain View, Riverdale, College Park, East Point, Gresham Park, Panthersville, Stockbridge, Union City, North Decatur, Fairburn, Fayetteville, North Druid Hills and other communities in DeKalb County, Henry County, Spalding County, Fayette County, Fulton County and Clayton County.