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Need Social Security Benefits? Valdosta, Georgia Social Security lawyers can help
Does your disability prevent you from supporting yourself? Thankfully, for those who qualify, social security can provide much-needed relief. If you qualify, you may be entitled to monthly checks due to your disability. Some may qualify for other assistance, such as: medical care coverage, food stamps, and other assistance from the state government. Valdosta social security attorneys help our most vulnerable citizens qualify for social security disability benefits.
The difference between winning your SSI or SSDI claim and losing it
Statistically, between 65% and 70% of initial applications are denied nationally. Increase your chances of winning your Social Security claim by contacting an experienced Valdosta Social Security lawyer. Your attorney should have the necessary experience to understand how to make out your best case. This may include working with your doctors, or having you seek a new cost-effective examination that can help make out your case. For many, losing their social security claim has devastating consequences. Those who are disabled who do not have an alternative source of income potentially face homelessness. The SSI and SSDI systems provide monthly payments from the federal government for our most vulnerable citizens. These payments can cover the cost of living, and in some cases the SSI and SSDI systems also provide medical coverage.
How do I pay a qualified Valdosta Social Security lawyer? I don’t have any money!
Just about anyone can afford a social security lawyer. Unlike many other types of attorneys, social security lawyers do not require you to pay big out of pocket expenses. Social security attorneys are paid according to a strict fee schedule. They can only be paid if they win your case for you. That makes sense because claimants usually have not expendable money. In fact, the federal government actually caps the amount that a social security attorney can charge. First, they are generally limited to a maximum of 25% of the back pay owed to you (as opposed to future payments). That means that if you are owed $10,000 in payments from the months prior to your decision, the attorney can only make $2,500. Second, a social security lawyer cannot make more than $6,000 from your case, total. There is no reason to contact an experienced Valdosta Social Security lawyer. Just fill out the questionnaire on the left.
What is the Social Security Disability system? Education
Understanding how the Social Security disability program works is important. There are two separate programs that provide disability benefits to those who cannot work for a year or more due to a disability: SSI and SSDI (Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance). Both programs require that you suffer from a disability to qualify, but each program has other separate requirements for eligibility.
SSDI: The Federal Program for Those With a Work History – Connect with a Knowledgeable Valdosta Disability Insurance Attorney Immediately
If you have a work history of paying into social security, you may be eligible for SSDI payments. SSDI is a natural insurance program that pays those who are disabled and have a qualifying work history (the duration of your previous work depends on your age). SSDI recipients may also qualify for Medicare. Learn more by contacting an experienced Valdosta SSDI attorney.
SSI – Work with an experienced Valdosta Disability Attorney
The SSI system is designed to provide a minimum threshold of income to those who are disabled, blind, or 65 and older, who do not make much money. Those who qualify receive a monthly check (usually much less than SSDI amounts). You may also receive more money from your state. Unlike SSDI, claims are paid from general tax revenues. Thus, you do not need to have paid into the social security system to qualify for SSI payments. Those who qualify for SSI also may receive Medicaid coverage from the government (Medical Care). Fill out the form to contact an experienced Valdosta SSI lawyer.
Proving your disability: the process of applying and appealing your decision - Valdosta Disability Appeal Attorney
You can begin the application process online, in person, or by phone. The process can take a while because the number of applications is generally very high. Usually, you have to wait anywhere between three and six months, maybe longer. Once you get your results, you will either receive a notice of payments, or you will be denied. In which case, you can appeal the decision in person or have your attorney appear on your behalf.
The list below contains a few examples of the types of illnesses and injuries that have qualified previous applicants for a disability:
Ischemic Heart Disease
Nearest Local SSI Office
Social Security Administration
3149 Perimeter Park Lane
Valdosta, Georgia 31602-7019
South Georgia Medical Center
2501 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Smith Northview Hospital
4280 North Valdosta Road
Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Berrien County Hospital
1221 East McPherson Avenue
Nashville, Georgia 31639
Colquitt Regional Medical Center
3131 South Main Street
Moultrie, Georgia 31768
If you do not have any healthcare insurance or any other ability to pay, there are facilities that probably will treat you in Valdosta They are:
D C A of Central Valdosta
506 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31601-4608
2109 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31602-2946
A One Medical Center
2145 Roswell Road Suite 80
Marietta, Georgia 30062-0819
Lumpkin Family Clinic
P O Box 158
Lumpkin, Georgia 31815-0158
Valdosta Social Security Lawyers Serving clients throughout Southern Georgia, including Adel, Barwick, Berlin, Clyattville, Dasher, DuPont, Ellenton, Fruitland, Hahira, Lake Park, Lakeland, Moody Air Force Base, Morven, Nashville, Naylor, Pavo, Quitman, Ray City, Remerton, Sparks, Statenville, Stockton, Troupville, Valdosta, areas in the vicinity of Valdosta Country Club, Valdosta State University, Interstate 75, and other communities in Lowndes County.