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My application for disability benefits was denied. What next?

If you are suffering with an illness or injury that keeps you from working in Georgia, it can be difficult to understand why the Social Security Administration (SSA) would deny your application for benefits. Unfortunately, as the millions of Americans whose applications were rejected will tell you, the SSA has very strict criteria for awarding Social Security disability benefits, and it can be very difficult to get approved. However, do not assume that the SSA's denial of your benefits claim is the end of the road. If you do not agree with the SSA's decision, you have the right to appeal through the SSA's four-step appeals process.

Are your children eligible for disability benefits?

People in Georgia may associate Social Security disability benefits with older Americans who are unable to continue working due to a physical or mental disability. However, children under the age of 18 may also be eligible for benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security disability Income (SSDI) programs.

Applying for disability benefits for a brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries can vary in severity, and symptoms can vary from patient to patient. However, one thing is for sure: a TBI can change your life forever. Many Fayetteville residents who have suffered a TBI lose the mental and physical ability to perform their job duties and are forced to stop working. These residents may need to apply for Social Security disability benefits for injuries to ensure that they are able to support themselves financially as they focus on recovery and learning how to live with a TBI.

Forced to retire early? Apply for disability benefits

Many people in Georgia find themselves in a seemingly impossible situation. They want to keep working, but their injuries and illnesses prevent them from doing so. These people are forced to retire early, and claim their retirement benefits early, thereby reducing their income for the rest of their lives and making it harder to support themselves.

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