Our firm handles all types of Social Security claims including Social Security disability, Supplemental Security Income (Adult), Supplement al Security Income (Child), overpayment cases, and continuing disability reviews.
We represent clients at all stages of the application process from prior to filing the initial application through the federal appeals process. Our firm represents clients all along the gulf coast from Texas to the Florida panhandle to Atlanta, Georgia.
An application for Social Security benefits can be completed online here, by telephone at (800) 772-1213, or by contacting your local office. For help finding your local office click here. We consider ourselves a full service disability law firm. We will walk you through the application process, gather your medical records and submit them to the Social Security Administration (“SSA”), procure functional capacity assessments, and attend your hearing with you at no cost to you unless your claim is successful. Our fee for handling Social Security disability claims is regulated by the administration. That fee is twenty-five percent (25%) of any past due benefits paid or retroactive benefits. This fee is capped at $6,000.00.
Our firm offers free consultations Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday. You should call us today for your free consultation if you are considering stopping work or reducing your hours due to a medical condition. You may email our firm any time for more information by completing our request for information.
You do not have to stop working completely to have a viable claim for Social Security disability benefits.
The application and appeals process can take an extended period of time. In some cases, it can take upwards of two years.
Social Security has anti-windfall provisions causing (in some cases) an offset for any workers compensation benefits received.
The same anti-windfall provisions cause (in some cases) benefits to be offset by benefits received from the Veterans Administration.
There are certain programs that allow an individual to return to work and/or continuing working and still have a viable claim for Social Security disability benefits.
Should you return to work while your disability claim is pending, you may still be eligible for a closed period of disability.
In most cases, there are three levels to the appeals process (initial application, reconsideration (some states), and the hearing level).
The majority of claims are won at the hearing level.
PAY ATTENTION to paperwork received from the SSA. You only have sixty (60) days to file an appeal. Most claimants will file at least two appeals.
Failure to file a timely appeal may result in the loss of benefits to which you would have otherwise been entitled.