How does Social Security decide whether I qualify for Disability benefits?
After applying for disability, the Social Security Administration will review your medical records to determine your eligibility. They will also consider your age, level of education, and work experience. Based on that information, they will determine if you are able to continue working or should receive disability benefits.
I already filed for Disability and was denied. Can I file an appeal?
Absolutely. In fact, over 60% of Social Security Disability applications are initially rejected. You do have the right to appeal the decision of the Administration. However, there are time limits for filing an appeal. If you have already been denied Social Security Disability, don’t wait. Contact a Morgan & Morgan disability attorney immediately for help filing the appeal.
Can I continue working and file for Disability?
In order to qualify for disability benefits, you must be unable to engage in “substantial gainful activity” or SGA. If you are earning less than the amount set by the Agency as SGA, you may still qualify for benefits. The SGA amount is adjusted by the Agency periodically.
Do I need an attorney to file for Disability?
While you are not required to have an attorney to file for Disability, we highly recommend hiring an experienced social security disability attorney to help. With over 60% of Social Security Disability applications initially rejected, your social security attorney can help you gather the necessary medical records and prepare any needed witnesses for a hearing.
Increase your odds
People who hire a social security disability lawyer are much more likely to win their disability case. The Social Security Disability process can be overwhelming, but an experienced social security lawyer can help you. Plus, the disability attorneys of Morgan & Morgan are only paid if you win your case, and the attorney’s fees come directly from the Social Security Administration.
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If you or someone you know qualifies for Social Security Disability, or has been denied disability benefits, contact Morgan & Morgan for a free consultation. Our disability lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience handling disability cases for the residents of Northeast Georgia. Contact us today at (706) 510-2830.