Social Security Disability Insurance
If you are a resident of the United States and disabled due to an injury or illness, then you should consider filing for Social Security disability. The law firm of John A. Snyder can help you.
The area of Social Security disability benefits is a complex and challenging legal matter. Many people simply do not know how the government assesses Social Security eligibility, and most lawyers recommend hiring an attorney who specializes in SSDI cases to help file a claim. Atlanta-based John A. Snyder is a highly qualified Social Security and SSDI attorney with extensive experience in pursuing Social Security disability claims and appealing denied SSDI claims.
Social Security Disability Basics
Social Security disability benefits assist those who are unable to work for at least six months due to a disability. Generally, those who meet the following criteria may apply:
- Are 18 or older
- Are workers who have contributed to the Social Security system
- Live in the United States and have a Social Security Number
- Suffer from a medical condition expected to last 6 months or more or expected to end in death
Application for disability benefits may be done through your local Social Security office, or through the Social Security Administration’s web site.
What Are Some Examples of Long Term Injuries That May Qualify For SSDI?
- Depression or Anxiety
- Heart Disease
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Repetitive Use Injuries
- Chronic Pain Conditions (CRPS/RSD) of the Back, Knee or Neck
What You Will Need to File For an SSDI Claim
Before you apply for Social Security benefits, you will need documentation regarding your medical condition, medications, treatments, as well as your work history and any insurance claims filed.
Do I Need Representation From an SSDI Attorney?
Although the application process is fairly straightforward, receiving approval for your Social Security disability claim can be challenging and even frustrating. Statistics repeatedly show that the majority (two-thirds) of SSDI claims are initially denied. John A. Snyder, an experienced Social Security attorney in Atlanta, has an extensive track record of successfully representing disability claimants during the initial application and during the appeal process.
The advantages of having a Social Security disability lawyer represent you in filing your claim are numerous. John A. Snyder and the staff of his Atlanta law firm are highly knowledgeable about the SSA’s criteria for approving disability claims. This expertise can help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls in your initial SSDI application. Our law firm will also assist you in compiling the necessary documentation, ensuring that you don’t overlook information critical to the approval of your benefits. We will also keep you apprised of your claim’s processing and follow up with the SSA examiner in determining your disability status. If your SSDI claim is denied, lawyer John A. Snyder will work with you in disputing the examiner’s findings and aggressively pursue your claim throughout the SSDI appeals process.