Social Security Disability in North Georgia
Applying for Social Security Disability can be a nightmare and, to say the least, discouraging. The fact is most people are turned down on their first try. Nevertheless, you should not give up if you think you deserve Social Security disability benefits.
The attorneys at Allen Turner Law work hard to help you obtain these benefits even if you have been turned down several times. You must contact us quickly after your denial of benefits as you have only 60 days from the date you receive it to appeal or request a disability hearing. We appear with you at a court hearing in front of a judge who listens to the facts and circumstances of your case.
Qualifying for Social Security Disability
To qualify for Social Security Disability, you must show that you are disabled within the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability. This is a different standard than a qualifying disability for workers compensation or employer disability.
You must prove all of the following
- You are age 18 or older
- You paid into Social Security through your previous jobs long enough to qualify – your annual Social Security statement usually indicates whether you are eligible
- You cannot do any work in your usual profession because of your medical condition
- You cannot adjust to any other type of work considering your medical condition, age, education, past work experience and transferable skills.
- The disability is neither a partial disability nor a short-term disability
Applying for Social Security Disability
Our attorneys are ready to help you with your application so that it is complete. This can prevent a delayed decision due to incomplete documentation. Information and documents that you should have ready:
- Social Security number
- Proof of age
- Contact information, medical records, and a list of treatment dates for every physician, hospital, clinic, caseworker or other medical professional who treated you
- List of current medications and dosages
- Copies of lab tests and results
- A written summary or resume of employers and the type of work you performed while employed
- Proof of earnings—copies of W-2 forms, pay stubs or federal tax returns
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Our attorneys and staff are ready to discuss your Social Security Disability issue in a professional and caring atmosphere. Call us at (678) 516-8792 or contact us online for knowledgeable and efficient service.