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Can’t work because you have a disability? You may need the help of an experienced Pooler 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. Pooler social security attorneys can walk you through the application and appeal process. Start now by filling out the form on the site.

Your SSI or SSDI application: it makes a big difference

The statistics are not favourable for initial applicants. About 65% or more initial applicants are denied annually. The application and appeal process can sometimes be difficult to navigate through. For example, you will need to understand the best method of presenting proof of your disability. An experienced Pooler social security lawyer can really help with that process. 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.

Lawyers cost too much, how would I afford to pay a social security lawyer?

Although attorneys can be expensive, a social security attorney is affordable, even for someone who does not have a job. In most every case, social security lawyers work on a “contingency” fee. That means they only get paid if you win your social security benefits claim. Your social security attorney is limited in how much he or she can charge. That is because the federal government has capped attorney fees in these cases. Specifically, the attorney cannot charge more than 25% of your back pay, up to a total of $6,000. Even then, the government has to approve the final award of attorney fees. So, a claimant is always getting a fair deal. Contact your Pooler Social Security lawyer today by filling out the form on the website.

What is the Social Security Disability system? Education

The Social Security system was created in part, to provide disability payments to our most vulnerable citizens: those who cannot work due to an injury. The injury must keep you from working for at least a year or more. Under the system, there are two types of disability programs: SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Both are explained below.

  1. What is the Standard for Disability in Pooler, 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 Pooler, Georgia is that a factor? - If you are working in Pooler 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:
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  6. 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 Pooler, 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 Pooler, Georgia Disability Insurance Attorney Today

Disability benefit attorneys in Pooler, Georgia

SSDI is a benefit program that pays disabled people on a monthly basis who (1) have worked in the past, and (2) paid social security taxes. Each person must work a certain percentage of the previous years (depending on your age) to qualify. Thus, not everyone who is disabled can qualify. SSDI claimants who receive payments for 2 years qualify for Medicare to pay medical costs.  Contact you Pooler SSDI lawyer to learn if you qualify.

SSI: a welfare-based program - Contact an experienced Pooler, GA Disability Attorney

If you have no or too little work history, are disabled, and make below a certain threshold of money, you may qualify for SSI. SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, is a welfare-based program. The benefits are paid out of general tax revenues and are not contingent on your work history. The monthly benefit provides a basic amount, which may be enhanced by your state. You may also qualify for food stamps and Medicaid. You can contact an experienced Pooler SSI attorney by filling out the questionnaire on the webpage.

How do I apply, what can I expect? - Pooler, Georgia Disability Appeals Lawyer

You can apply online, in person, or over the phone for social security. You will be prompted to fill out a series of questions that require you to substantiate your disability. In the event that the government denies your social security application, you can appeal your case. At the appeal, you can represent yourself or your attorney can represent you.

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

Liver transplantation
Hearing Loss
Adrenal gland disorders
Skin Grafting
Common Blood Disorders
Anterior poliomyelitis
Cerebral Palsy
Parkinsonian syndrome
Immune deficiency disorders
Sjogren’s syndrome
Liver disease
Cancer of the Pancreas
Chronic Anemia
Congenital Heart Disease

Local SSA Office of Pooler, GA

Social Security Office
430 Mall Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia 31406
(866) 366-4923

Low Cost Hospitals near Pooler, Georgia

Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care
349 W Bryan Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 527-2727
Community Healthcare Center
310 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 5b
Savannah, Georgia 31406
(912) 692-1451
J C Lewis Primary Health Care Center, Inc.
125 Fahm Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 495-8887
Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care
2 Roberts Street
Savannah, Georgia 31408
(912) 527-1100

Hospitals near Pooler, Georgia

Candler Hospital
5353 Reynolds Street
Savannah, Georgia 31405
(912) 819-6901
Select Specialty Hospital
5353 Reynolds Street
Savannah, Georgia 31405
(912) 819-7993
Saint Joseph's Hospital
11705 Mercy Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia 31419
(912) 819-4100
Georgia Regional Hospital
1915 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31406
(912) 356-2011
Liberty Regional Medical Center
462 E.G. Miles Parkway
Hinesville, Georgia 31313
(912) 369-9400
Effingham Hospital & Care Center
459 Highway 119 South
Springfield, Georgia 31329
(912) 754-6451
Memorial Health University Medical Center, Inc.
4700 Waters Avenue
Savannah, Georgia 31404
(912) 350-8000



Pooler social security disability lawyers serve clients throughout Eastern Georgia, including Barnwell Island, Bloomingdale, Burroughs, Cockspur Island, Dutch Island, Elba Island, Garden City, Green Island, Harveys Island, Hunter Army Airfield, Isle Of Hope, Lamarville, Little Wassaw Island, Long Island, Middle March Island, Montgomery, Mount Herman, Myrtle Grove, Oatland Island, Onslow Island, Ossabaw Island, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Raccoon Key, Riverside, Rush Creek, Savannah, Skidaway Island, Sylvan Island, Thunderbolt, Tybee Island, Ursla Island, Vernonburg, Wassaw Island, Whitemarsh Island, Wilmington Island, areas in the vicinity of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, and other communities in Chatham County.   

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