Do I Qualify For Disability Benefits?
Millions of people across the United States struggle to earn a living due to disabling medical conditions. Fortunately, disability benefits serve as a safety net, providing necessary financial support and medical coverage for those unable to make ends meet because of disabilities.
The Social Security Administration follows strict rules in determining what constitutes a disability. To receive disability benefits, you must demonstrate that you have a qualifying disability, which may include:
- Physical disorders such as autoimmune diseases, terminal illness, cancer, heart disease, stroke, and chronic back problems
- Psychological disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder
Certain medical conditions are so severe that they automatically qualify as disabilities that entitle you to benefits. In most cases, though, you have the burden of demonstrating severe, long-term impairments that prevent you from being able to perform your past work or any other work in the national economy.
Experienced Social Security Attorneys in Georgia
Disability law is a complex field. Before applying, you should lay the foundation for success by speaking with an experienced disability attorney. Not every lawyer has this experience.
In Georgia, you can rely on the trusted guidance of Burgess & Christensen, a law firm devoted solely to helping those with disabilities. We have helped thousands of people get disability benefits for more than 30 years. Our lawyers can examine your circumstances and analyze whether you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or both.
If you do qualify, we can help you prepare a strong application for benefits and assist you throughout the process, including any appeals that become necessary. Our legal team includes accomplished disability lawyers, medical record experts and other experienced staff members. We pool our strengths to gather, interpret and submit the type of medical evidence that is so essential for achieving a successful outcome.