With the New Year now here, many Georgia residents have made resolutions for different ways in which they wish to improve their lives. For some individuals, health concerns top the list, as they are looking to improve their physical and mental well-being. For others, financial goals may be in mind, including improving their savings or paying down debt.
For individuals who are suffering from an illness, such as cancer, heart disease or otherwise, there may be both health and financial concerns that must be addressed in the New Year. Namely, individuals must not only focus on their physical and emotional well-being, they must also deal with the financial repercussions of losing income from not being able to work.
In these situations, it may be necessary to file a claim for Social Security disability benefits in order to obtain the financial assistance they need. When individuals have become unable to work because of a disability or illness, they may be eligible for monetary payments under the Social Security system. This is true even if the person is receiving benefits from other sources, such as ERISA or a long-term disability plan.
While benefits may be available, individuals must properly present their claim in order to actually obtain the benefits. This includes filing the right paperwork at the right location, and knowing how to establish a qualifying disability or illness under the Social Security rules.
Our firm has years of experience in assisting our clients with applications for Social Security disability benefits. We can not only explain how the system works, but advocate on behalf of our clients for the benefits they deserve. This help may be especially needed when a person's initial claim has been denied, and an appeal becomes necessary. For more information on how our firm can help you navigate through the Social Security system, please visit our SSD benefits page.