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Georgia Social Security Disability Lawyers

Our Experienced Social Security Disability Team Has Tried Over 1,000 Cases

When a health issue prevents you from working, you need help getting the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve. The Law Offices of Sam Earley can be that helping hand that guides you through the entire Social Security disability process.

Our Georgia Social Security Disability Attorneys advocate for our clients, helping them receive the disability benefits they need along with overcoming any challenges that arise along the way.

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Living with a disability can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. We understand, and we want to help.

We make it easier for you by fighting for the disability benefits that will improve your quality of life. Our highly qualified Social Security Disability lawyers represent claimants nationwide with a focus on Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a payroll tax-funded federal insurance program managed by the Social Security Administration. It was created to supplement the income of people who can no longer physically do the work they used to do because of a notable disability. The maximum Social Security Disability benefit you can receive is based on impairment and job credits. If you receive Social Security Disability benefits, then you can apply for Medicare.

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal income program funded by tax revenues (not Social Security) to help elderly, blind, and disabled people who have little-to-no income. It provides cash to cover basic food, clothing, and shelter expenses. The maximum SSI benefit you can receive is based on age, impairment, restricted income, and assets. If you receive Supplemental Security Income, then you should automatically apply for Medicaid.

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If we don’t get the outcome we want the first time, we can appeal. Sometimes it takes two or three appeals before a case is paid. That’s because people’s situations change, whether they age into a different category or establish a more consistent medical history. Either way, we’re persistent. We’ll stick with it because we want to win it. These are the stages of social security disability cases we typically appeal:

  • Initial application and initial denials
  • Reconsideration applications and reconsideration denials
  • Hearing appeals and hearings before an administrative law judge

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How to Handle a Social Security Disability Claim Appeal

There are a number of common reasons that SSDI or SSI claims are denied, such as insufficient medical evidence, incomplete forms, or failure to follow treatment advice.

Fortunately, we have helped countless applicants successfully overcome a claim denial.

There are four basic ways to appeal your application denial for SSDI or SSI:

1. Have Your Disability Claim Reviewed

Have your claim completely reviewed by a new party that was not involved in your initial decision. They will review the entire case as well as any new evidence presented.

2. Request a Hearing by an Administrative Law Judge

If you disagree with the decision made at the reconsideration stage, you may request a formal hearing by an administrative law judge, which will likely be held via phone and will include:

  • Testimony by medical and vocational witnesses
  • Presentations of both existing and new evidence
  • More specific information which will be required by the judge

3. Request a Review by the Appeals Council

If your hearing before an administrative judge did not go as desired, you may request an Appeals Council Review of any decision or dismissal of your case by the Administrative Law Judge.

This council will look at all requests for review. However, they may refuse to review a previous decision they believe is correct, or they may also refer the case to another administrative judge for a hearing.

4. File a Civil Suit in Federal Court

If the Appeals Council chooses not to review your case or delivers another rejection, you may file a civil suit in Federal District Court.

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What Different Types of Social Security Disability Benefits May be Available to You

Even though both SSDI and SSI benefits are designed to to help disabled individuals, each one’s requirements and benefits differ. Our social security disability lawyers have helped applicants like you understand which one they are most likely to qualify for.

SSDI Benefits

These benefits are designed to help disabled persons who have an approved disabling condition and a history of work and contributions into the Social Security program. SSDI benefit amounts are calculated according to how long an applicant has worked and the total amount of contributions to date.

SSI Benefits

SSI benefits are based on need. Unlike SSDI benefits, these are administered by the Social Security Administration and funded by general tax dollars and not Social Security. There are also supplemental benefits to SSI recipients in many states.

There are specific steps that need to be taken to qualify for SSDI and SSI benefits.

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The Benefits of an Experienced Disability Lawyer Helping You

Government programs like SSDI or SSI are designed to help people experiencing difficulties surrounding their disability. However, they are very complex and confusing, and the average person often finds them difficult to receive approval for them.

For example, there is often a great deal of digital paperwork that applicants need to correctly complete. In fact, incomplete or incorrect paperwork accounts for almost 70% of initial claims of SSDI and/or SSI being rejected.

There is also very important documentation that needs to be submitted with SSDI applications. These documents include a complete medical history, contributing factors to having the disability, diagnosis and treatment, along with your future prognosis.

Having an experienced disability lawyer like Sam Earley helping with these hurdles can greatly improve your chances of being approved, along with removing the hassle and stress of doing all of this by yourself. He can also use his years of experience and insights to help improve the chances of being accepted, along with knowing how to handle any difficulties that arise along the way.

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Key Factors to a Successful Social Security Disability Claim

Having helped countless clients receive SSDI benefits, Social Security Disability Lawyer Sam Earley knows how to increase the chances of having your Social Security Disability claim approved.

Here are the most important factors behind a successful SSDI application:

Your Work History & Social Security Disability

Since SSDI benefits are dependent on work history, one of the largest factors behind an approved SSDI application is how much you paid into the Social Security program. Every worker pays a percentage of their income into Social Security. In 2023, that number is 6.2% (self-employed workers pay 12.4%).

Because SSDI benefits come from how much you have worked, higher earnings result in higher benefit amounts. However, if you earned less some years, your benefit amount may be reduced. How long ago you became disabled and stopped working may also affect qualifying for benefits.

Social Security Disability & Work Credits

Unlike a retirement fund that you draw directly from, SSDI benefits come from your work history and contributions to Social Security, earning you Social Security “work credits.”

For 2023, you earn one credit for each $1,640 in earnings. You can work up to a maximum of four credits per year ($6,560).

Your Medical Condition Must Qualify

Social Security Disability Insurance is there to help those who can no longer work due to a medical condition that is recognized as an accepted disability or condition found on the Social Security Administration’s approved list of disabling conditions.

However, qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits also depends on various factors beyond having an approved disability. If you have a partial disability and are able to work, you may not be eligible for SSDI. To determine if your disability meets the requirements, reach out to our social security disability lawyers for assistance.

Medical Documentation and Social Security Disability Insurance

To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must provide proof of your disability. This ensures that the benefits are not abused by those who fake their impairments.

It is important to have well-documented medical records from qualified physicians that detail your disabling condition and its causes. These records should include information about your injury, diagnosis, treatment, tests, scans, therapy, rehabilitation, and future prognosis.

Our social security disability lawyers can help guide you to identify and acquire the right records and other factors that will strengthen your claim.

There are other important factors to a successful SSDI claim that aren’t listed here. Find out what else will help get your SSDI application approved »

What to Expect When Working With Our Social Security Disability Lawyers

Our entire focus is to help you get the benefits you deserve and get your life back on track after suffering from your disability.

Recognizing how important this is for you, we do everything we can to maximize your results and ensure your success. This includes a six step process that the law offices of Sam Earley have developed to help clients like you.

Step 1: Your Free Consultation With Our Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you have a medical condition that’s preventing you from working, reach out to the law offices of Sam Earley to set up a free consultation. You can do this by calling 770-881-7171 or contacting us online. At our consultation, we will get to know you, your background, the details and factors surrounding your Social Security Disability case, and answer any questions you may have.

Step 2: We Begin Filing Your Social Security Disability Benefits Claim

Our free consultation together will allow us to qualify your case. From there, we’ll get your claim started. To make things as easy as possible, we can fill out all the forms for you. But first, we’ll need to ask you questions about:

  • Work history
  • Medical history
  • Disability reports

Step 3: Establishing Care

Your medical history will play a major part in your case being approved. That means we will need to establish a medical history. To do so, our offices will help you with any consultative examinations needed by the Social Security Administration.

We’ll also assist you in scheduling and attending any exams or treatments by your own doctors, or with charitable health clinics if available in your area.

Step 4: Preparing for Your Social Security Disability Hearing

Our years of experience have shown that the better prepared we are, the better our chances are of winning your case. That’s why we make sure we’re ready for any situation.

So when it comes time for your Social Security Disability hearing, we will personally prepare you to maximize your chances of approval. A major part of these hearings are answering specific types of questions that judges often ask. That’s why Social Security Disability Attorney Sam Earley will make sure you’re prepared to answer even the toughest questions.

Meanwhile, our offices will also ensure all of your files and documentation are present and prepared. We perform a brief on every single case to accurately summarize both the theory of the case and your medical condition.

Step 5: Your Social Security Disability Hearing

We provide guidance and support throughout the entire process, including at your disability hearing, which will be held in front of an administrative law judge. At this important moment, we’ll be right there with you to represent you.

To improve your chances of being approved, we also make sure your medical history, work history, and disability reports are well organized in a secure, cloud-based file online. Having these files readily available makes it easy to locate the exact piece of information for the judge to decide your case and help us ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve.

Step 6: Attaining Your Social Security Disability Benefits

After your hearing, the judge will make a decision about your Social Security claim. If he decides in your favor, then you’ll get paid directly by the Social Security Administration. If we win your case, the Social Security Administration will pay the Law Offices of Sam Earley directly so that you never need to worry about paying us.

Social Security Disability Lawyer Sam Earley goes to these lengths because he understands how important your Social Security Disability benefits are to having what you need.

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Our Georgia Social Security Disability Lawyers Want to Win Your Case

Sam Earley and his team go deep into prepping cases, and in preparing clients for what to expect. We help you establish a solid medical history, and we follow up with you routinely to make sure you’re getting the care you need. That’s why we have such a high success rate at winning big disability insurance benefits for our clients.

Our Georgia Social Security Disability Lawyers Want to Win Your Case

Sam Earley and his team go deep into prepping cases, and in preparing clients for what to expect. We help you establish a solid medical history, and we follow up with you routinely to make sure you’re getting the care you need. That’s why we have such a high success rate at winning big disability insurance benefits for our clients.

Choose Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyers to Represent You

We focus on relationships. We treat our clients, and the judges who decide your case, with the utmost respect. We also take a very direct, straightforward approach. This builds trust and ensures you are well-informed. And it ensures our Georgia Disability Attorneys are well prepared to win your case.

Choose Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyers to Represent You

We focus on relationships. We treat our clients, and the judges who decide your case, with the utmost respect. We also take a very direct, straightforward approach. This builds trust and ensures you are well-informed. And it ensures our Social Security Disability Lawyers are well prepared to win your case.

Contact Us Today For Help From Our Social Security Disability Lawyers

Social Security Disability Attorney Sam Earley is ready to provide the legal guidance you need and provide help with every aspect of filing a disability claim. We’ll use our years of legal experience to increase your chances of your application being approved and help with any issues during the process.

Call us today at 770-881-7171 or complete our online contact form to arrange for a free consultation.

Contact Our Georgia Social Security Disability Lawyers

Call 770-881-7171 or contact us online for a free consultation. We only get paid if you do, so we want to win your Social Security disability case! We’ll fill out the paperwork for you. Let’s get started!

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