Do you need help filing a Social Security or veterans’ disability claim? Has your initial application been denied? No matter the issue you are facing, the team at Affleck & Gordon can help.
Since 1977, our firm has been helping individuals and families throughout Georgia with all types of disability law matters. We have assisted tens of thousands of clients, securing the benefits they needed to manage everyday expenses, medical care costs, and other basic needs. No matter where you are in the process, our Griffin disability lawyers are ready to protect your rights and advocate for you.
Understanding Social Security Disability
Social Security disability, or SSD, is a federal program overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that provides monthly benefits to qualifying individuals.
There are two main SSD programs:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): SSDI provides benefits to disabled workers who have earned the appropriate work credits. To earn work credits, one must pay Social Security taxes on wages or self-employment income. Additionally, to qualify for SSDI, one must have a medical condition that is considered a “disability” according to the SSA’s definition.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI): SSI was created to help people who have limited income and resources pay for basic needs, such as food and shelter. To qualify, one must be at least 65 years old, blind, or disabled and not have income or resources that are valued above the SSA’s specified income and resource thresholds.
In some cases, a person may be eligible for both SSDI and SSI. In others, they may qualify for only one type of SSD benefits.
Our Griffin disability lawyers at Affleck & Gordon can help you determine whether you are eligible for SSDI, SSI, or both benefit programs. We can also assist you in preparing and filing your initial claim, as well as appealing a denied SSD claim by requesting a reconsideration, an administrative hearing, an Appeals Council review, or even by filing a civil claim in federal court.
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“I would like to thank Affleck & Gordon for representing me in my SSDI case. They are professional and caring and were always available when I had questions and concerns. Even during a pandemic, they got the job done for me.”T. Curtis
The United States Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) has established a program that provides monthly benefits to military veterans who suffered service-related injuries, illnesses, or medical conditions, including mental health disorders, that impact their lives and wellbeing.
You may be entitled to VA disability benefits if you are a veteran of any branch of the U.S. military and you:
- Had a preexisting condition that was worsened by your military service
- Experienced a disabling medical condition during your time in service
- Were diagnosed with a chronic disabling condition within one year of being discharged
VA disability benefits are paid monthly and are tax-free. You may apply for veterans’ benefits online, by phone, or by mail—but it is strongly recommended that you apply online. Most online applications are processed faster, and benefits are granted sooner, than other types of applications.
If you need help applying for VA disability benefits, or if your claim has been denied, reach out to the team at Affleck & Gordon. We have an in-depth understanding of the VA disability benefits system and have helped thousands of military veterans obtain the rightful benefits they were owed. We can answer your questions and address any concerns you may have regarding your application, your C&P exam, your claim’s denial, your appeal, and more.
There is no law that states you must hire an attorney to file a disability claim. However, working with an experienced lawyer, like those at Affleck & Gordon, puts you in the best position for success.
Whether you are seeking Social Security disability benefits or VA disability benefits, the process is typically complex and time-consuming. You will need to provide many documents along with your initial application, and you may be required to attend an examination by a medical provider. You will also have to meet various deadlines, including an appeal deadline if your claim is denied.
When you work with the team at Affleck & Gordon, you don’t have to worry about making mistakes or missing deadlines that could negatively affect your claim. Instead, you can trust our Griffin disability attorneys to handle the ins and outs of your case, allowing you to focus on getting the medical care and support you need to manage your everyday life. We are prepared to handle every aspect of your claim, all while providing the personal attention, care, and guidance you deserve.
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