Disability

What is Social Security Disability?

Social Security Disability is a benefits program run by the Social Security Administration. The program provides financial support to people who are no longer able to work. If you have a permanent disabling condition, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits.

Who can file for Disability?

In order to qualify Social Security Disability benefits, a person must suffer from a permanent medical, psychological, or psychiatric impairment. The disability must prevent you from getting or continuing employment.

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.

What evidence does the administration require to approve Disability?

The Social Security Administration will require you to prove your disability with supporting medical records. These medical records might include physical examinations, mental health records, blood work records, x-rays, MRIs, and any other medical evidence that supports your claim. Your attorney will be able to secure the needed medical records from your treating doctors.

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 attorney to help. With over 60% of Social Security Disability applications initially rejected, your attorney can help you gather the necessary medical records and prepare any needed witnesses for a hearing.

Increase your odds

People who hire an attorney are much more likely to win their disability case. The Social Security Disability process can be overwhelming, but an experienced attorney can help you. Plus, the 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 attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience handling disability cases for the residents of Northeast Georgia. Contact us today at (706) 510-2830.

Client Testimonials

Attorney Jason Braswell & Lisa LaCount are just wonderful...not one time have I call the office that I didn’t get a chance to speak directly to Jason or Lisa, or receive an immediate return call/email with a response. Thanks to this attorney team, my mind and our finances are in order. - C.P.

Catherine Pettit

Morgan & Morgan worked on disability benefits for my unemployed 50-year old brother who was homeless and suffering from autism/Asperger’s syndrome. We all knew nothing (!) and Mr. Morgan was a breath of fresh air.

Disability client

My experience with Morgan & Morgan was exceptional!!! I was very well informed about their procedures and felt comfortable about going forth with my case. Everything was handled with importance. - C.J.

Casmin Jones

We were fully enlightened about our situation which helped us choose our best choice concerning a problem. We would recommend Mr Braswell to our friends. - H.A.

Harold Andrews

A very respectful law firm that has very good customer service which is job one in the human world. Thank you Morgan and Morgan of Athens, GA. - W.S.

W.S.

Jason is the best lawyer ever. I appreciate everything he's done in my case. I could never thank him enough.

Bobby

Lee did a great job. He helped me save my home and get a grip on my financial situation. The staff at Morgan & Morgan was great. Always easy to reach on the phone and mindful of my situation. Thanks!

Bankruptcy client

Attorney Jason Braswell & Lisa LaCount are just wonderful...not one time have I call the office that I didn’t get a chance to speak directly to Jason or Lisa, or receive an immediate return call/email with a response. Thanks to this attorney team, my mind and our finances are in order. - C.P.

Catherine Pettit

Morgan & Morgan worked on disability benefits for my unemployed 50-year old brother who was homeless and suffering from autism/Asperger’s syndrome. We all knew nothing (!) and Mr. Morgan was a breath of fresh air.

Disability client

My experience with Morgan & Morgan was exceptional!!! I was very well informed about their procedures and felt comfortable about going forth with my case. Everything was handled with importance. - C.J.

Casmin Jones

We were fully enlightened about our situation which helped us choose our best choice concerning a problem. We would recommend Mr Braswell to our friends. - H.A.

Harold Andrews

A very respectful law firm that has very good customer service which is job one in the human world. Thank you Morgan and Morgan of Athens, GA. - W.S.

W.S.

Jason is the best lawyer ever. I appreciate everything he's done in my case. I could never thank him enough.

Bobby

Lee did a great job. He helped me save my home and get a grip on my financial situation. The staff at Morgan & Morgan was great. Always easy to reach on the phone and mindful of my situation. Thanks!

Bankruptcy client