In the state of Georgia, you can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) online or in person at one of the state’s Social Security Administration (SSA) offices.
When preparing your SSDI application, keep in mind that the denial rate of initial SSDI claims is approximately 75 percent in Georgia—about 10 percent higher than the national average. Claims may be denied for a number of reasons including incomplete application paperwork or insufficient medical evidence to support your claim.
If your initial claim is denied, you have the option of filing an appeal with the SSA within 60 days; if you fail to file an appeal in this timeframe, you will have to reapply for SSDI.
Even if you don’t work with an experienced Social Security attorney on your initial application, it’s advisable to contact an SSDI lawyer in the event that your claim is denied. The Atlanta Social Security attorney at Robbins & Associates has a thorough understanding of the SSDI application and appeals process, and our team has decades of experience helping Georgia residents file successful claims and appeals.
Due to the volume of applications and the high percentage of denials on first-time applications, the SSA suggests working with a knowledgeable social security disability insurance lawyer on SSDI applications and appeals.
If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia, area and would like more information on the SSDI process, please contact the Social Security attorney at Robbins Law, PC, for a free case evaluation.