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Social Security Benefits Questions? Calhoun, Georgia Social Security Attorneys Have Answers

SSD lawyers help you win back your rights in Gordon County, Georgia

Considering applying for Social Security because of a disability? Social Security disability benefits were put in place to help individuals unable to work due to a disability. If you qualify for Social Security, you may be eligible to receive payments from the federal government. The chance that your claim for Social Security benefits will succeed may improve if you contact an experienced Calhoun, Georgia social security lawyer. By filling out the questionnaire on the site, you can contact an experienced Calhoun Social Security attorney with whom you can discuss your specific disability and situation. Don’t wait any longer; it is time to get the help you need.

How SSI and SSDI Can Help You

Almost three quarters (75%) of initial applicants are denied Social Security benefits. The success of your Social Security claim often hinges on whether you effectively laid out the best argument for your disability to the review board. Calhoun social security attorneys have experience and knowledge on how to present your case most effectively. By working with a lawyer, you do not have to second-guess whether you are characterizing your disability in the most effective way possible. If you win your Social Security claim, you will be entitled to a monthly benefit payment from the US government. In many cases, you can also qualify for state and/or federal assistance with medical care. For example, SSDI claimants can apply for and potentially qualify for Medicare benefits, while SSI claimants may qualify for Medicaid benefits.

Calhoun, Georgia Social Security Attorneys: What do They Charge?

Social security attorneys are generally very affordable. How can a lawyer be affordable? Social Security attorneys generally work on a “contingency” basis. That means they only get paid if your claim is successful. The Social Security Administration limits how much a Social Security lawyer can charge clients. Attorneys representing clients before the Social Security Administration are statutorily limited to charging a maximum of 25% of back pay awarded to you (up to a max of $6,000). Basically, what this means is that the lawyer can only charge you up to $6,000 for representing you in a Social Security matter – and often the amount is far less. After filling out the questionnaire on the website, an experienced Calhoun Social Security attorney will call or email you to discuss the specifics of your case.

Educate Yourself: The difference between SSDI and SSI

SSI (Social Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) are two separate programs under the umbrella term “Social Security” that pay a benefit to claimants who are disabled. A qualifying disability for Social Security benefits usually must either prevent you from working for a year or more or result in death. While both the SSI and SSDI programs are federal disability programs, they are quite different from each other.

1.    How is disability defined in Calhoun, Georgia? - In order to receive Social Security disability benefits, you must meet the Social Security Administration's
        standard for disability.
        a.    The term disability is defined as being unable to engage in “substantial gainful activity” [SGA] due to a of a physical or mental impairment which has lasted
                - or is expected to last - for a minimum of 12 months, or is expected to result in death.
2.    Is working in Calhoun, Georgia a factor in obtaining Social Security disability benefits? - If you are working in Calhoun and the work meets the definition of
       substantial gainful activity, you are considered able to work and, therefore, you are not disabled and would not qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
       In 2012, if you earn more than $1010 per month (after taxes), you are probably not eligible for Social Security, unless there special circumstances exist.
3.    Do You Have a Severe Impairment? - In order to be considered severely impaired, you must have a medical problem that significantly limits your physical or
       mental ability to perform basic work activities. The impairment must be expected to last for 12 months or result in death.
4.    Does Your Medical Condition Match One of SSA’s Listed Impairments? - The Social Security Administration (SSA) has promulgated a list of medical conditions
        ["Listing of Impairments."] of such great severity that the SSA considers people who with the conditions disabled;
        1.    If your condition is not included in the SSA's Listing of Impairments, you have to ask yourself the following question in regard to obtaining Social Security
               Disability Benefits:
               1.  Am I able to do the same type of work I was able to do before the onset of the disability? - If the SSA determines that you are able to continue doing the same
                    work as you did before your medical condition you may have difficulty proving eligibility. The measure of how capable you are at doing your job after the
                   onset of your disability as opposed to before the onset of the disability is called the Residual Functional Capacity (RFC). In determining your eligibility for
                   benefits, the SSA compares your current RFC with the physical and mental demands of your past jobs. If you are physically and mentally able to do a job that
                   you have held within the last fifteen years, then SSA considers you "not disabled." If you are not able to perform any of your past jobs,
                   then ask yourself:
5.    Despite Your Medical Condition, Can You Do Other Work? - If you are unable to perform work similar to what you have done in the past, then the SSA will
       determine whether you are able to perform other types of work rather than collect benefits.

Can Children in Calhoun, Georgia Qualify for Disability Benefits? Yes, but What is the Criteria?

Financially, needy children under age 18 who have serious medical conditions may be eligible for Children's SSI. A child is disabled for SSI if the child is not working and earning more than the SGA level and has a medical condition or combination of conditions that cause "marked and severe functional limitations." Medical evidence documenting the child's medical condition is essential.

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) – Contact a Knowledgeable Calhoun, GA Disability Insurance Lawyer Now

Monthly payments for disabled people in Calhoun, GA

If you have a work history of paying into Social Security, you may be eligible to receive SSDI payments. SSDI is a natural insurance program that pays those who are disabled and have a qualifying work history (the duration you are required to have worked to qualify depends on your age). SSDI recipients may also qualify for Medicare. Learn more by contacting an experienced Calhoun SSDI lawyer and learn about whether you qualify for Social Security.

Work with an experienced Calhoun, Georgia Disability Lawyer to Obtain Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

The SSI system provides monthly payments, of a minimum amount, to disabled Americans. These benefits are paid regardless of whether the disabled person had previously paid into the Social Security system. Although the benefit payments are generally lower under SSI than SSDI, the funds help those who critically need it. Successful SSI claimants may also qualify for Medicaid. Fill out the form on the webpage to contact an experienced Calhoun SSI attorney and begin the process to get the benefits you need to live.

Proving a Disability: The Process of Applying for Social Security and Appealing a Review Board Decision – Calhoun, GA Social Security Disability Appeal Lawyers

To apply for Social Security, you can start an application online, in person, or by calling the social security administration directly. The process can take upward of six months to review your case. If denied, you can appeal the Social Security Review Board’s decision. You may have an attorney represent you at the appeal.

The list below contains some examples of the types of illnesses and injuries that have qualified previous applicants for a Social Security disability:

Parkinsonian syndrome
Muscular dystrophy
Peripheral neuropathies
Benign brain tumors
Loss of visual efficiency
Common Blood Disorders
Nephrotic syndrome
Non-mosaic Down syndrome
Inflammatory arthritis
Chronic venous insufficiency
Organic Mental Disorders
Personality Disorders
Amputation of appendages
Somatoform Disorders
Major Dysfunction of a Joint

Local SSA Office of Calhoun, Georgia

Social Security Office
480 Riverside Parkway NE
Rome, Georgia 30161
(866) 964-1006

Low Cost Hospitals near Calhoun, GA

Sentef Medical Centers
513 Benjamin Way, Suite 200
Dalton, Georgia 30721
(706) 217-1795
Santa Rosa Clinic PA
1200 E Walnut Avenue, Suite 4
Dalton, Georgia 30721
(706) 259-5579
Priority Care Inc
1504 N Thornton Avenue
Dalton, Georgia 30720
(706) 226-2273
Harbin Clinic
1825 Martha Berry Boulevard NW
Rome, Georgia 30165
(706) 295-5331
Bartow Clinics
P O Box 2319
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
(770) 387-9080
A One Medical Center
2145 Roswell Road, Suite 80
Marietta, Georgia 30062
(770) 977-6600

Pharmacies in Calhoun, Georgia

Kmart Pharmacy
122 Wc Bryant Parkway
Calhoun, Georgia 30701
(706) 625-0600
Fhs Pharmacy
609 N Wall Street 2
Calhoun, Georgia 30701
(706) 624-4396
CVS Pharmacy
402 N Wall Street
Calhoun, Georgia 30701
(706) 625-5452
Walmart Pharmacy
450 W Belmont Drive
Calhoun, Georgia 30701
(706) 625-3289
Rite Aid
1101 Red Bud Road NE
Calhoun, Georgia 30701
(706) 602-8900
Calhoun Prescriptions
1100 Red Bud Road NE
Calhoun, Georgia 30701
(706) 629-1001

Calhoun Weather (Monthly Averages)

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Calhoun social security disability attorneys serve clients throughout Northwestern Georgia including Calhoun, Ranger, Dalton, Rome, Cartersville, Canton, Acworth, Fort Oglethorpe, Echota, New Town, McDaniels, Oostanaula, Blackwood, Reeves, Lily Pond, Crane Eater, Sugar Valley, Resaca, Hunts Corner, Water Valley, Soapstick, Angelville, Rocky Creek, Big Spring, Farmville, Decora, and other communities in Gordon county.

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