Social Security Disability
Knowledgeable SSD Attorneys in Northwest Georgia
At Bournakis & Mitchell, P.C., we provide informative legal services to clients who have been disabled. If you are unable to maintain gainful employment, the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides financial relief in the form of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The claims and appeals process can be complicated, but our Northwest Georgia Social Security Disability attorneys can guide you every step of the way. With experience handling complex cases, our lawyers can provide personal assistance as you seek the compensation you need. Contact our firm today for a free consultation.
What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability Benefits
Social Security is a federal program designed to provide financial aid to people with disabilities. In order to be eligible for receiving SSD benefits, you must meet certain conditions. While Supplemental Security Income is based on the financial need of the recipient, Social Security Disability Insurance is paid to those who have worked enough (or had family members who have worked enough) to provide insurance through paying Social Security taxes.
It is important to note that applications for SSD benefits may take 3-5 months to process. Medical information is required when filling out the application, and the SSA administration will consider various factors when determining whether or not your condition is eligible for SSD benefits. If your medical condition is long-term, severe, and debilitating, meaning you aren’t able to maintain gainful employment, you may be able to receive Social Security Disability. However, even if you think you meet the requirements, your claim may initially be denied.
Social Security Disability claims are denied for a variety of reasons. These include:
- Your disability is not severe enough
- You haven’t updated your contact information
- Your disability is primarily caused by alcohol or drug abuse
- You won’t cooperate with the SSA or your doctor
Furthermore, if you are found to be committing fraud or have been convicted of a criminal offense, your claim may be denied. Our firm represents clients who are pursuing the compensation they need through the Social Security Administration. If your claim is denied, you have the right to file an appeal. We can discuss your options and walk you through the process.
Efficient Representation for SSD Claims & Appeals
If you are seeking Social Security Disability benefits, Bournakis & Mitchell, P.C. can provide informative representation. We know you are going through a stressful time. That is why our firm will work hard to handle the legal issues of your case. We can help you file a claim and discuss your options for appealing a denial. From start to finish, our Northwest Georgia SSD attorneys will stand by your side as you seek financial relief for your disability.
Call our firm today at (706) 295-7376 to discuss your case with our knowledgeable legal advocate.