Social Security Disability Attorney in Brunswick, GA
ARE YOU UNABLE TO WORK BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY?
If you have been injured or incapacitated due to mental or physical illness and are unable to work, the Social Security Administration has established procedures and guidelines for individuals to apply for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). Unfortunately, deserving benefits and receiving them isn’t always an easy thing to accomplish. The majority of SSDI applications or claims are denied at both the initial and reconsideration stages of the disability application process. Denying social security benefits is not only discouraging but in many cases, can create financial hardship for an individual or family. Being denied also means that a deserving person must go through a complicated and exhausting appeals process. One that without legal guidance means more delays and often times continued denials and access to much-needed income. Additionally, determining your eligibility to receive Social Security disability income is predicated on a number of factors including:
- Your inability to work.
- Will the condition prevent you from working for at least one year?
- Are you currently being seen by a medical professional?
- What is your age?
Just the medical assessment alone can be quite a complicated process in submitting and showing the necessary documentation for your application to be approved. If you have filed for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income and have been denied, you need to seek the legal advice and assistance from an experienced SSDI/SSI law firm like Harrison & Fortier, P.C. We have over 40 years of shared legal experience assisting Social Security Disability clients throughout South Georgia and Northeast Florida. There are no fees or costs associated with your SSDI claims. Our attorney fees are paid directly by the Social Security Administration based on your back-benefit award and in no way reduces your SSD income if awarded.
Why Hire Harrison & Fortier, P.C.
At Harrison & Fortier, the majority of our legal practice is dedicated to Marital and Family Law and Social Security Disability issues. Garnett Harrison and Jacqueline Fortier understand the hardships most Social Security Disability applicants go through to receive income, denied to them by an overpowering bureaucratic process. According to the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR), of which Ms. Harrison is a member, a 2018 Government Accountability Office study concluded that claimants that had assistance from representatives, legal and non, during hearing-level allowance rates for Social Security Disability were granted benefits 3X higher than those without representation. The study also went on to report that even Social Security Administration officials stated that representative assistance was beneficial in helping claimants compile medical evidence and other necessary documents needed to be presented at hearings.
NOSSCR was established in 1979 with over 3,900 practicing attorneys and other advocates representing Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income claimants, and their families. It is safe to say that retaining a lawyer will greatly increase your chances for approval at all levels of the appeals process. At Harrison & Fortier, P.C. our attorneys and legal staff have many years of experience assisting clients through every phase of the SSDI claims. This includes:
- Preparing, compiling, and completing all necessary forms and documents
- Reviewing medical evidence and gathering independent medical evaluations
- Lastly, we keep you abreast of the entire disability process, from start to finish.
Keeping you informed is an important function of our services. We closely monitor your disability claim from start to finish with one main goal, to get you the compensation your disability should afford you. That takes experience and commitment to legally challenge your disability denial and argue your case during the Georgia Social Security Disability denial and reconsideration process. Give our office a call today at 912-882-1131, for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and learn what benefits you may be eligible for.