Navigating any government office--from the notorious DMV to the Atlanta Social Security Administration (SSA)--can be fraught with hassles. Delays, waits, misunderstandings, and misinformation often abounds. Lucky for you, you don’t have to go it alone when applying for disability benefits.
The Atlanta Social Security Administration has offices throughout the area. They handle disability, retirement, and Medicare enrollment, as well as things like address changes, changes to direct deposit, and issues regarding social security numbers. If you’re filing a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you can do so at one of the Atlanta offices near you.
Metro Atlanta locations:
1548 Flynt Drive
Griffin, GA 30223
(Griffin)3800 Camp Creek Parkway
Building 2400, Suite 122
Atlanta, GA 30331
(West Atlanta)3554 Covington Highway
Decatur GA, 30032
(Decatur/Stone Mountain)2565 Thompson Bridge Road NE
Gainesville, GA 30501
(Gainesville)401 W Peachtree St NW
Suite 2860 FLR 28
Atlanta, GA 30308
(Downtown/Midtown/Buckhead)1415 Franklin Gateway SE.
Marietta, GA 30067
(Marietta)6670 Merchants Way
Morrow, GA 30260
(SE Atlanta/Henry County)246 Bullsboro Drive - Suite B
Newnan, GA 30263
(Newnan/Peachtree City)4365 Shackleford Road
Norcross, GA 30093
(Norcross/Dunwoody)908 S Carroll Road
Villa Ricca, GA 30180
(West/Southwest of Atlanta)389 East Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680
(Winder)9180 Covington Bypass Road
Covington, GA 30014
South of Metro Atlanta:
1300 Lafayette Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30241
3530 Riverside Drive
Macon, GA 31210
220 Carl Vinson Parkway
Warner Robbins, GA 30188
North of Metro Atlanta:
480 Riverside Parkway NE
Rome, GA 30161
115 Big A Road
Toccoa, GA 30577
You can connect with the SSA in one of four ways:Through your Social Security disability attorney online phone at 800-772-1213
In-person at one of the multiple locations in Georgia
The easiest way is to allow your lawyer to help correspond with the SSA regarding your case. They know who to talk to regarding the specifics of your claim, and they know the right questions to ask. If you don’t have a Social Security attorney, please contact us today regarding your claim. We offer free claim evaluations for anyone, and we can tell you what you need to do to build your case. We’ll show you how we can help. And we’ll treat you like a person, not just a number.
If you choose to visit any of the local SSA offices in Atlanta, plan ahead by making an appointment to minimize your wait time. If you plan to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in person, check in with the security guard as soon as you arrive for your appointment. From there you’ll go to the electronic kiosk to register why you’re there. Once you’re called to the window, you’ll be able to speak with a representative regarding your claim. The rep at the window will be able to answer your questions, handle your initial claim, and assist you as needed. If you have already filed a claim and want to go to the Atlanta Social Security Administration regarding your pending hearing, you’ll need to go to the hearing office specifically.
When you work with a disability attorney, they will do the heavy lifting for you when it comes to your communication with the SSA. They understand that it’s not simple to go to an Atlanta SSA office to take care of questions, problems, or appeals by yourself.
Affleck and Gordon has been helping people with social security disability, workers’ compensation, personal injury and VA disability for over 40 years throughout Atlanta and all of Georgia.
How Much Is The Social Security Disability Attorney's Fee?
For Social Security disability lawyers, in most cases the fee is limited to 25% of the past-due benefits you are awarded, with a maximum of $6,000. The attorney will be paid only out of your past-due benefits, or "back pay." If no back benefits are awarded, the attorney will not receive a fee. This is called a contingency fee agreement. The agreement is signed by you and your attorney and is filed with Social Security to ensure that it satisfies their guidelines.
Some attorneys will ask you to pay a nominal amount for costs at the beginning of your case. At Affleck and Gordon, we generally do not ask for costs up front; only when we must actually pay for your medical records or your doctor’s opinions.
When Do You Have To Pay The Attorney's Fee?
Usually, you don't physically pay the attorney. Social Security takes the attorney's fee (up to $6,000) from your past-due benefits, and you will get your backpay in either a lump sum(SSDI), or installments(SSI).
Navigating the Social Security Administration and seeking an attorney who handles SSDI and SSI to assist with your claim doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We understand what you’re going through, as we’ve assisted many others win disability. We can help you, too. We can communicate with the Social Security Administration on your behalf, evaluate your claim, help organize the most important facts of your medical history, and help you present a strong, compelling claim. At Affleck and Gordon, we’re the experienced Social Security law firm you need.