If you are suffering from a medical condition or injury that keeps you from working, you are not alone. Thousands of Americans of all ages suddenly find themselves physically or mentally incapable of supporting themselves and their families, and they may be unsure about what to do next. Fortunately, many disabled people who are unable to work can pursue Social Security disability benefits, issued by the Social Security Administration.
However, many Georgia residents may have their initial application for disability benefits denied by the SSA. A disability claim can be denied for a variety of reasons. Some claimants do not include enough information about their medical or work history for the SSA to make a well-informed decision. In other cases, the SSA does not correctly evaluate the severity of the applicant’s disability. No matter the reason, the reality is that close to two-thirds of applications for SSDI benefits are denied by the SSA, leaving many disabled people without benefits.
So, what can you do to get your application approved? Some people choose to seek legal help when applying for disability benefits. For example, the attorneys at Rogers Hofrichter & Karrh L.L.C. will meet with clients to evaluate their disability and determine whether they have a strong case for disability benefits. They know the ins and outs of the disability benefit application process and can help clients file an application for benefits that includes all necessary information and documentation.
If your claim has already been denied, you should know that your first denial is not the end. Many applicants who are initially denied benefits have their applications approved on appeal. Our attorneys can help clients file a request for reconsideration and/or request for a hearing. We can then help clients prepare for the hearing and give them the best chance at getting their claim approved.
Filing for disability benefits can be difficult, but you don’t need to do it alone. Please visit our website
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