Atlanta Social Security Disability Attorneys
Comprehensive Assistance with Social Security Disability Benefits in Georgia
When you suffer catastrophic injuries that prevent you from returning to work for an extended period – or even permanently – it can be stressful to think about how you will pay your bills. Fortunately, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is meant to protect you in these scenarios by providing crucial financial relief. Unfortunately, actually accessing these benefits can be a frustrating challenge.
You do not have to navigate confusing government bureaucracy alone. Our Atlanta Social Security disability lawyers at Morrison & Hughes can help cut through the red tape and provide the personalized guidance you need to secure benefits. We have a complete understanding of the Social Security Blue Book and what the Social Security Administration (SSA) looks for when deciding claims. No matter your circumstances, we can provide compassionate, knowledgeable support from start to finish. Our team recognizes what is at stake and will work to deliver a favorable resolution as efficiently as possible.
Whether you are preparing to file for disability or have already submitted your claim, we can help. Schedule a free initial consultation by contacting us online or calling (404) 689-2734.
Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
You become eligible for SSDI benefits when you have a medical condition that the SSA considers to be a disability and have earned a sufficient number of work credits, which you obtain by working jobs that pay into SSDI. If you have consistently worked for at least ten years and worked a qualifying job for at least five of the preceding ten years, there is a good chance you have enough work credits.
Short-term disabilities are not covered. Your disability must be expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months or result in death. It must also prevent you from doing the work you did previously, adjusting to other forms of work, or engaging in any form of substantial gainful activity.
The SSA maintains a list of conditions it considers to be qualifying disabilities. Our Atlanta Social Security disability lawyers can review the details of your case and determine your eligibility. Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to help you pursue other legal options if we do not believe you qualify for SSDI benefits.
What If My SSDI Claim Was Denied?
If your initial SSDI claim was denied, do not assume you cannot get benefits. The truth is that the SSA denies the majority of initial claims, which tragically compels some disabled individuals to give up entirely. Do not back down: Many denied claims are ultimately approved after going through the appeals process.
Some of the most common reasons SSDI claims are denied include:
- Insufficient medical evidence. The SSA demands an exhaustive level of evidence documenting the scope and severity of your disability and how it prevents you from working.
- Failure to follow treatment advice. If there are gaps in treatment or evidence that you did not follow your doctor’s prescribed treatments, the SSA may argue you are simply not seeking appropriate treatment and are thus not disabled.
- Failure to respond to requests for information. As part of the claims process, the SSA may formally ask for additional information before making a decision. If you do not respond to these requests or do not provide precisely what they are asking for, your claim will likely be denied.
Even if you seem to do everything right, the SSA may still deny your claim. We can help set you up for success if you have yet to file your initial claim. If your claim is denied, we can provide guidance and advocacy throughout the appeals process, which includes representing you at your hearing.
Get Personalized Legal Advice
Hiring a legal professional to assist with your disability claim can greatly simplify the process and increase the odds of achieving a favorable resolution. Our Atlanta Social Security disability lawyers are ready to put our experience, skills, and resources to work for you. When you choose Morrison & Hughes, we will work to make the process of obtaining SSDI benefits as efficient and painless as possible.
Let us help you get started on your initial claim or appeal today. Call (404) 689-2734 or contact us online to discuss your case with a member of our team.
At Morrison & Hughes, we utilize advanced technology, such as automated flying drones for car inspections and 3D printers to print medical models, to ensure that every detail of your case is reviewed and analyzed. We make sure to have all the needed evidence to set your case up for success.
Our team includes former defense attorneys, granting us invaluable insight into the strategies and tactics employed by the opposition. This unique perspective empowers us to build robust cases and anticipate the other side's moves, ultimately ensuring our clients receive the strongest representation and are positioned to obtain favorable outcomes in their personal injury claims.
At our law firm, we ensure that every client receives personalized attention directly from a skilled and experienced lawyer. When you hire us, you can rest assured that your case will be handled by a dedicated attorney, not delegated to support staff, maximizing the quality and effectiveness of our legal representation.
Our founding partners, Hil and Tristan, both have over 20 years of experience defending the rights of the injured. With a proven track record of successful outcomes, our deep knowledge and understanding of the complexities involved in personal injury cases ensure clients receive the utmost care and dedication throughout the legal process.