Applying for SSD
When you first realize that you need to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or SSD, you may believe that process is quite simple. A quick search on the Internet reveals that you can even complete the government application form online. It seems almost too good to be true.
Sadly, it is not that easy.
Applying for SSD in Georgia is a very complicated process. The first thing that you should know is that most applications are denied, regardless of qualifications. This is standard procedure with the government. Luckily, if your application is denied, you have the right to appeal.
Applying For Benefits
You must meet specific qualifications to apply for SSD benefits. These qualifications include:
• Under the age of 65 and have had recent work history.
• Disability must make be expected for over 12 months or result in death.
• Disability must prevent you from seeking gainful employment.
• Disability must be documented by a doctor.
When you apply for benefits, you will need the following information:
• All personal contact information, as well as personal identity information.
• Contact information for someone who knows you and can be interviewed about your disability outside of a medical professional.
• All work records for the previous 15 years. If you are under 22, you will need this information about your parents.
• All medical records concerning your disability.
You may also be required to submit additional information at the request of the Social Security Administration.
Missing data, errors in the paperwork or untimely submissions of information can lead to an automatic denial.
The Hiring Of An Attorney
Many people find that the headaches associated with filing for SSD is more than they can handle. Government bureaucracy is designed to discourage people from using a service, and many who qualify for this program simply give-up rather than continue the battle,
Hiring The Nugent Law Firm to represent your case before the Social Security Administration can help alleviate these headaches and ensure that you receive your entitled benefits.
Our Attorneys’ can make sure that everything the department needs to process your application is complete and on time. Additionally, if you are forced into an appeal, your attorney can also handle these proceedings. In the end, when you are finally approved for the program, your attorney will collect their fees from the settlement you receive for past due benefits.
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