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What are the physical exertion requirements for SSD benefits?

When people in Fayetteville and throughout Georgia suffer from an illness, injury or condition that they believe warrant Social Security disability benefits, there are many federal regulations and requirements they must understand during the application process. One that is often misunderstood is residual functional capacity (RFC) and how it will impact whether the final decision for SSD benefits.

What happens after my disability benefits are approved?

Once the Social Security Administration, or SSA, has reviewed your application for disability benefits, a decision will be made as to whether to award you Social Security Disability benefits. If your application is denied, you and your attorney can go through the appeals process to hopefully change the SSA's decision. However, it is important to note that even if you have been granted benefits, you will have to take certain steps to ensure that you continue to receive benefits for as long as you need them.

How is the decision made when I apply for SSD benefits?

Georgia residents who are suffering from a medical condition, illness or injury and cannot work will want to understand the requirements to get Social Security Disability Insurance. Many people are denied SSD benefits not because their issues do not meet the medical requirements to get an approval, but because they have made a mistake in the application process. Regardless of the circumstances, having legal assistance is helpful when filing for benefits. The Social Security Administration will ask five questions in a step-by-step manner to decide whether an applicant can be approved.

What if my disability is up for review?

Georgia residents who meet the requirements to receive Social Security disability will undoubtedly feel a sense of relief. The injuries, illnesses and conditions that warrant SSD benefits can be difficult to deal with in a physical, personal and financial way. Since many people who seek disability cannot work and need medical treatment, the benefits can be a life-saver for them and their family. However, just because a person is approved does not mean that the benefits will continue forever.

Social Security Disability benefits after a workplace accident

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.

Can your disability benefits be taken away?

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.

Have retail sector injuries surpassed other industries?

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.

What information do I need to apply for SSD benefits?

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.

Seasonal jobs available for disability benefits' recipients

Many Georgians are out of work due to illness or injury and receive disability benefits to support them financially. Nowadays, however, there are many job opportunities available for people receiving Social Security Disability benefits who want to try working again. Companies offer many seasonal work positions that give disabled persons a chance to slowly re-enter the working world. Some of these positions include work-from-home opportunities, sales jobs, call center representatives and customer service positions. By taking on one of these seasonal jobs, one may be able to gain experience, strengthen job skills and fill any gaps in employment history.

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