Georgia residents who have an injury or illness that prevents them from working may qualify for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. Many people assume that if the illness or injury occurred at their place of employment they will only qualify for benefits through worker's compensation. However, this is not necessarily the case. Worker's compensation may reduce your Social Security Disability benefits, but you may still be eligible for Social Security disability benefits for a work-related injury or illness.
You send in your application for disability benefits and, after months of evaluation and possible appeals, the Social Security Administration decides to award you benefits. Many people assume that their work is done at this point and that these benefits will continue until they reach retirement age. However, the reality is that Social Security Disability benefits can be taken away as soon as you do not meet the SSA's requirements for benefits.
According to the Social Security Administration, both physical disabilities and mental disorders could keep you out of work and qualify you for benefits. In order to qualify for SSDI benefits for illness, it is important that you prove to the SSA that you meet the necessary criteria.
Making ends meet becomes difficult after an Atlanta resident is unable to continue working due to an injury. Asking for help is often difficult, even if it is from the Social Security Administration to get the Social Security Disability benefits that one has been contributing through his or her employment. It is even more frustrating when one has to gather the necessary documents, go through a complicated application procedure and then be told SSD benefits have been denied because one's condition does not qualify as a disability or for another stated reason.
The Social Security Administration receives thousands of applications for disability benefits each year, and many of these applications get rejected. However, applicants who provide complete information about their illness and employment are much more likely to get approved.