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Has a disability kept you from working? 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 St. Marys social security attorney when you apply or appeal a case. St. Marys social security attorneys help our most vulnerable citizens qualify for social security disability benefits.

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

Roughly 65 – 75% of applicants are initially denied for social security benefits. An experienced St. Marys social security lawyer can increase your odds of success. Your attorney should understand how to make your best case. Your attorney can also represent you on appeal. An experienced St. Marys social security lawyer will look over your file, and help you make any additions and corrections necessary to best highlight the nature of your disability. 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.

How much does it cost to hire a qualified St. Marys, Georgia Social Security Lawyer?

Contrary to what people think about lawyers, Social Security lawyers tend to be very affordable. 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. Contacting you St. Marys Social Security lawyer is as easy as filling out the questionnaire on the site.

Education: SSDI versus SSI

When people refer to social security disability: they may either be referring to SSDI or SSI (Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income). Both programs are federal programs. Both programs provide benefits to disabled people who cannot work (for at least one year). They do have some important differences though. Its important to understand which one you may qualify for.

  1. What is the Standard for Disability in St. Marys, 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 St. Marys, Georgia is that a factor? - If you are working in St. Marys 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 St. Marys, 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 St. Marys, Georgia Disability Insurance Attorney Now

Getting monthly payments via an experienced attorneys in Camden County, GA.

To qualify for SSDI monthly payments, you must establish a work history of paying into social security as well as a qualifying disability. So, not everyone qualifies for the SSDI program. Those who receive disability payments under SSDI may also qualify for Medicare coverage. Contact an experienced St. Marys SSDI lawyer to learn about your options.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Talk to an experienced St. Marys, GA Disability Attorney

The SSI system provides monthly payments, of a minimum amount, to disabled people. The benefits are paid regardless of whether you previously paid into the Social Security System. Although payments are generally lower under SSI, the funds help those who critically need it. In addition, successful claimants may also qualify for medical care through Medicaid. Fill out the form to contact an experienced St. Marys SSI lawyer.

Application to Appeal: the process - St. Marys, 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, maybe longer. You can have your case reviewed by an appeal panel if you are initially denied social security benefits.

The list below contains a few examples of the types of illnesses and injuries that have qualified previous applicants for a disability:

Hearing Loss
Diabetes mellitus
Nephrotic syndrome
Peripheral neuropathies
Kidney cancer
Chemical Burns
Benign brain tumors
Cancer of the Pancreas
Systemic vasculitis
Chronic heart failure
Somatoform Disorders

Local SSA Office of St. Marys, GA

Social Security Office
134 Juniper Court
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
(866) 964-6563

Low Cost Hospitals in and near St. Marys, Georgia

Southeast Georgia Health System
2000 Dan Proctor Drive
Saint Marys, Georgia 31558
(912) 466-2104
Parkwood Medical Center Prof
2400 Parkwood Drive, Suite B
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
(912) 265-1000
A One Medical Center
2145 Roswell Road, Suite 80
Marietta, Georgia 30062
(770) 977-6600
Southeast Georgia Health System
3400 Parkwood Drive
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
(912) 267-7600

Hospitals in and near St. Marys, GA

Southeast Georgia Health System
2000 Dan Proctor Drive
Saint Marys, Georgia 31558
(912) 576-6400
Southeast Georgia Health System
2415 Parkwood Drive
Brunswick, Georgia 31521
(912) 466-7000



St. Marys social security disability lawyers serve clients throughout Southeastern Georgia including Brunswick, Clarking, Dover Bluff, Ferry Landing, Folkston, Kingsland, Mattox, Saint George, Silver Hill, St. Marys, Stokesville, Tarboro, Toledo, White Oak, Winokur, Woodbine and other communities in Camden County.

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