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Need Social Security Benefits? Newnan, Georgia Social Security lawyers can help

Newnan, GA attorneys are there to fight for your rights.

Are you considering applying for Social Security because of a disability? You may be entitled to benefits under the social security disability income system. The system is designed to provide benefits to citizens who cannot work due to disability. By working with an experienced Newnan social security attorney, you stand a better chance of qualifying for social security benefits. Don’t wait. Contact an experienced Newnan social security disability attorney today by filling out the questionnaire on the 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. Often, the difficult part is proving to the social security administration that you have a disability that qualifies you for benefits. An experienced Newnan 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 Newnan social security lawyer, you can rest assured that you have the benefit of a knowledgeable professional working for you. 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 do I pay a qualified Newnan, Georgia Social Security lawyer? I don’t have any money!

Contrary to what people think about lawyers, Social Security lawyers tend to be very affordable. Why are they affordable? Answer: they work on a “contingency” basis. That means they only get paid if you get paid. Thankfully, the government has placed restrictions on how much a social security lawyer can charge a claimant. Specifically, they cannot charge you more than 25% of the past due benefits that are awarded to you. Even then, that 25% figure cannot exceed $6,000 total. So, claimants are always protected by the social security system. There is no reason to contact an experienced Newnan Social Security lawyer. Just fill out the questionnaire on the website.

What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

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 Newnan, 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 Newnan, Georgia is that a factor? - If you are working in Newnan 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 Newnan, 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 Newnan, Georgia Disability Insurance Attorney Now

Contact a Coweta County, Georgia SSD lawyer today.

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.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Talk to an experienced Newnan, Georgia Disability Attorney

The SSI system is welfare based – meaning you do not have to have a work history in order to qualify. Successful claimants will receive a monthly check to help with life’s necessities. You must be disabled and make below a maximum amount of money. You may also qualify for medical care through Medicaid. To contact an experienced Newnan SSI lawyer, fill out the form on the webpage.

Proving your disability: the process of applying and appealing your decision - Newnan, GA Disability Appeal Attorney

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. You can have your case reviewed by an appeal panel if you are initially denied social security benefits.

The following are a few examples of the types of injuries and illnesses that have previously qualified as a disability:

Cystic Fibrosis
Recurrent Arrhythmias
Somatoform Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury
Lung Infections
Severe arthritis
Peripheral neuropathies
Hereditary telangiectasia
Cancer of the Pancreas
Cerebral Trauma
Loss of speech
Pituitary gland disorders
Depressive Syndrome
Parkinsonian syndrome
Chemical Burns

Local SSA Office in Newnan, GA

Social Security Office
Building C200, 225 Millard Farmer Industrial
Newnan, Georgia
(800) 772-1213

Low Cost Hospitals in and near Newnan, Georgia

Newnan Family Medicine Associates
51 Hospital Road
Newnan, Georgia 30263
(770) 251-5540
Thomas Crossroads Papp Clinic
2959 Sharpsburg Mccllm
Newnan, Georgia 30265
(770) 502-2000
Mt Zion Primary Health Care Clinic
41 Wellington Mill Road
Whitesburg, Georgia 30185
(770) 836-0504

Hospitals in and near Newnan, GA

Piedmont Newnan Hospital
745 Poplar Road
Newnan, Georgia 30265
(770) 400-1000
Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Inc.
600 Parkway North
Newnan, Georgia 30265
(770) 400-6000
Piedmont Fayette Hospital
1255 Highway 54 West
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214
(770) 719-7000
Tanner Medical Center
705 Dixie Street
Carrollton, Georgia 30117
(770) 836-9580
Douglas Hospital, Inc.
8954 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 949-1500
Southern Regional Medical Center
11 Upper Riverdale Road, SW
Riverdale, Georgia 30274
(770) 991-8000



Newnan social security disability lawyers serve clients throughout Northwestern Georgia including Austell, Carrollton, Douglasville, East Newnan, Forest Park, Grantville, Griffin, Haralson, La Grange, Moreland, Newnan, Palmetto, Riverdale, Roscoe, Sargent, Union City, Villa Rica and other communities in Coweta County.

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