Social Security Claims
Social Security Disability Attorneys
Navigating the Social Security Disability process is complicated. If you have a disability that will keep you from working for a year or longer, the experienced attorneys at Dan Chapman and Associates, LLC can help.
Our attorneys are experts in SSDI applications and can get you the benefits you’re entitled to. They will review your case, medical history, and other determining factors the presiding judge considers and will aid in overturning your previously denied claim.
The consultation is free and you will owe nothing unless benefits are awarded.
Georgia Social Security Disability Process
A survey from DisabilitySecrets has shown that hiring a lawyer and taking your case to a hearing greatly increases your chance of being approved. Click here to read their article on SSDI statistics.
It is important to find why millions of Americans are being denied their SSDI and why a lawyer increases the chances of being approved. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has done extensive research on who is getting SSDI benefits, how much of it, and for how long. The good news is that no matter the age, social security insurance is protecting millions of workers. The bad news, is that applications and benefits have gone down sharply since 2010.
They speculate this for a few reasons: Population growth, increase in population of workforce (women population increasing), aging of previous generations, and the rise of the retirement age. Over the decades, we are seeing overall more applications, which means more applications being rejected. There are also speculations that the budgets allocated for social security benefits are also decreasing, meaning less money for those who are getting approved. Additionally, the criteria for SSDI is quite strict. Applicants must be:
- Insured for disability benefits (essentially, they must have worked for at least one-fourth of their adult life and five of the last ten years).
- Suffering from a severe, medically determinable physical or mental impairment that is expected to last 12 months or result in death, based on clinical findings from acceptable medical sources.
- Unable to perform “substantial gainful activity” (any job that generates earnings of $1,220 per month for most people, $2,040 for blind people) anywhere in the national economy — regardless of whether such work exists in the area where the applicant lives, whether a specific job vacancy exists, or whether he or she would be hired.
Considering that denied SSDI cases can be quite lengthy, time consuming, and challenging, we believe that many denied applicants simply do not have the capacity to handle the process alone.
This is where the experienced lawyers at Dan Chapman and Associates help and why it increases your chances of being approved. We know how to apply. We know how to appeal. We know the whole process. So if you have been injured on the job, are unable to return to resuming normal work functions, or have been denied SSDI benefits call us at 678-242-7626. Every citizen has paid for this insurance through taxes, and you’re entitled to those benefits in your time of need. This is a free assessment and there are no fees unless we win your case.