If your medical condition or impairments prevent you from working and earning a living in Statesboro, GA, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The team from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can review your qualifications and help you fight for the benefits you deserve.
Getting approved for disability is often much more difficult than it should be, but our team can make this process easier. Just leave it to us. Our Social Security Disability lawyers in Statesboro, GA, can evaluate your qualifications, file your initial claim, or appeal a denial.
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We Can Take on Your Social Security Disability Case at Any Point in the Process
Our Social Security Disability attorneys in Statesboro, GA, know what it takes to get approved for benefits. Qualifying for disability requires providing the right medical evidence and meeting some strict qualifications. Whether you are filing your initial claim or need help appealing a denial, we can help.
Filing Your Initial Claim for Disability
If you suffer from a medical condition, symptom, or complication that prevents you from earning a paycheck, we can help you prepare your application and file your claim for Social Security Disability benefits. We know the evidence the Georgia Disability Adjudication Services team will want to see and can ensure they have access to your medical records to get it.
We will review all paperwork before filing and take steps to make the process easier on you. And we’ll ensure that there’s nothing you overlook when filing your claim.
Fighting a Denial of Your Initial Social Security Disability Claim
The Social Security Administration denies more than 50 percent of all initial applications it receives. Our team can help you file a reconsideration and request a hearing to appeal the denial. However, you only have a limited time to take these actions.
Call us as soon as possible after receiving your denial notice. You can trust us to:
- Investigate the reason behind your denial
- Collect evidence to prove you qualify for benefits
- Represent you to the Administrative Law Judge who oversees your appeal
- Fight for the retroactive and back pay owed to you
You May Be Eligible to Pursue Additional Compensation
If your impairment occurred as a result of a car accident or other personal injury accident, we may be able to pursue a payout for you in civil court. Let us review your case and take legal action on your behalf.
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Understanding How Social Security Disability Works
Social Security Disability is a federal program that offers monthly payments to help those who cannot work. If you suffer from an impairment and cannot work because of it, you may qualify. There are two separate Social Security Disability programs:
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
SSDI is a program designed to help workers bridge the gap until they reach full retirement age. At full retirement age, they can then begin to draw Social Security retirement. If you worked and paid into Social Security before suffering your impairment, you may qualify.
You may qualify for SSDI despite having income from other sources. If your pay earned from working a job is below the current substantial gainful activity limit, you can have unlimited unearned income from investments or through your spouse’s job.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Supplemental Security Income is an income-based benefits program to help people make ends meet despite an extremely low income and few assets. You do not have to prove your work history to qualify for this program, but you will need to meet strict income requirements.
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Building a Strong Case for Getting Approved for Disability Benefits in South Georgia
Often, the most difficult part of getting approved for disability benefits is proving to the Social Security Administration that you suffer from a qualifying medical condition or other impairment. Simply saying you cannot work is not enough. Instead, they want to see medical evidence that your condition:
- Prevents you from working for at least a year; or
- Will likely prevent you from working for at least a year; or
- Will likely lead to your death
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers knows the type of evidence the disability examiner who handles your application is looking for. A Statesboro Social Security disability attorney can help you understand the kind of evidence needed to support your claim and qualify for benefits.
There are two ways the examiners from Georgia Disability Adjudication Services will evaluate your claim to determine if they believe you suffer from a qualifying impairment:
Based on a Blue Book Entry
The Social Security Administration publishes “the Blue Book,” an annual listing of qualifying impairments and the criteria you must meet based on them. We can help you identify the listing for your impairment if there is one. Under each entry, there is a list of necessary medical evidence to prove that listing.
When the disability examiner looks at your case and requests your medical records, this is the evidence they will look for. Depending on your diagnosis, this could include laboratory test results, imaging scans, and other evidence.
Based on Your Residual Functional Capacity (RFC)
You do not have to meet the qualifications under a Blue Book entry to get benefits. If you do not, you may get approved based on your residual functional capacity (RFC) instead. Your RFC is an evaluation of your remaining abilities to work. There are three general ways this evaluation can occur:
- A Georgia Disability Adjudication Services doctor evaluates your RFC based on your medical records;
- Your doctor evaluates your RFC based on their knowledge of your case; or
- You attend a consultative examination with a doctor paid by the Social Security Administration
If the Georgia Disability Adjudication Services examiner finds evidence that your health prevents you from working, you will likely get approved for benefits.
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Talk to a Social Security Disability Lawyer Serving Statesboro, GA
If your disability prevents you from working and earning a living, the Social Security Disability lawyers serving Statesboro, GA, from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers are here to help. We can prepare and submit your application for disability to fight a denial of your initial claim.
Our attorneys serve Statesboro, Savannah, Augusta, Hinesville, and other areas of southeast Georgia. Call us today or fill out our online form for your free case evaluation with a member of our team disability team.
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