you have been injured or have been diagnosed with a debilitating health
condition, having a disability can make it impossible to work. If you
are facing these circumstances, you may be eligible to receive Social
Security Disability benefits. As of September 2012, Dougherty County was
home to 4,733 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and 3,560
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients.
you too may be eligible for disability assistance, it is important that
you take the time to research the two disability benefit programs.
Learn more about them here.
Any unanswered questions
you have about SSI or SSDI can be address by a representative at your
local Social Security Disability field office. We have listed local
235 W Roosevelt Ave|
Albany, GA 31701
415 Rowland Drive
Moultrie GA 31768
1916 Smith Avenue
Thomasville GA 31792
732 2nd St W
Tifton GA 31794
3149 Perimeter Park Ln
Valdosta GA 31602
303 Isabella St
Waycross GA 31501
Disability Consultants of Valdosta|
an Albany Social Security Disability Attorney The Social Security
Disability application process is known for being lengthy and
complicated. Truthfully, it can be very difficult to qualify. For this
reason, we advise you to hire an attorney or advocate to help you file
your claim. If you take this step, you will not be required to pay your
attorney unless you are awarded benefits—even then the SSA puts a limit on the amount of money and attorney is able to charge.
For further information about the advantages that come with having an attorney or advocate, click here.
Even if you reside outside of Albany, Georgia, an Albany disability attorney may be able to help you. Albany
attorneys and advocates will also handle claims in the following
cities: Dawson, Americus, Cordele, Moultrie, Tifton, Cairo, Thomasville,
Bainbridge, Perry, Valdosta and Douglas.
To learn more about the legal professionals in your area, contact one of the following Georgia Bar Associations:
C.B King Bar Association
P.O. Box 681
Albany, GA 31702-0681
Dougherty Circuit Bar Association
225 Pine Avenue, Room 108
Albany, GA 31701
Macon Bar Association
P.O. Box 123
Macon, GA 31202-0123
Disability Hearings – Although a portion of initial disability
applications are approved, many are not. If your initial claim is
denied, you will then enter the Social Security Disability appeals
processes. If this occurs we highly suggest that you retain the services
of a qualified attorney or advocate. He or she will increase your
chances of being approved during the appeals phase of the application
As part of appealing a denied application, claimants
will often have to appear before a judge at a disability appeal hearing.
Social Security Disability appeal hearings typically take place in an
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Currently, Albany
does not have an ODAR. For this reason, Albany appeal hearings will
likely be held in the Macon ODAR.
As you may have noted while going through the Macon ODAR statistics, the wait for an appeal hearing can take several months. If you cannot
wait for your scheduled hearing date due to extreme medical or
financial issues, your local congressperson may be able to help you
expedite your hearing date.
To complete a form to receive a free legal evaluation with an Albany disability attorney or advocate, click here.