Lawyers & Advocates

Whether 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.

While 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 offices below:

235 W Roosevelt Ave
Suite 500
Albany, GA 31701
Moultrie Office
415 Rowland Drive 
Moultrie GA 31768
229 890-2347 
Thomasville Office
1916 Smith Avenue 
Thomasville GA 31792
229 226-5078 

Tifton Office
732 2nd St W 
Tifton GA 31794
229 382-6457 
Valdosta Office
3149 Perimeter Park Ln 
Valdosta GA 31602
229 242-2595 
Waycross Office
303 Isabella St 
Waycross GA 31501
912 283-9282 

Disability Consultants of Valdosta

Hiring 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

Albany 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 process.

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.