Athens-Clark, Georgia is a consolidated city-county metropolitan area which encompasses almost all of Clark County and the City of Athens as the former county seat. Athens-Clark had a population of 116,714 in 2010, with tourism, publishing and printing, and education being the largest sectors in the local economy.
Athens-Clark is serviced by the Region 4 office of the Social Security Administration (SSA), which is physically based in Atlanta. The regional office reviews more than 14,000 new disability benefit cases each year and additionally distributes payments of Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income to 307,399 beneficiaries annually.
Individuals receiving SSDI benefits are disabled for a period of a year or more and unable to work as a result. In order to qualify for disability, you must meet the SSA’s guidelines both in terms of documented medical disability and accumulated work credits during your previous employment, especially during the decade just before filing your claim. If you don’t have the work credits necessary to receive disability benefits but do satisfy medical requirements under SSA guidelines, you may still be eligible for SSI payments.
Apply for Athens-Clark Social Security Disability Benefits
The application, review and appeals processes for Athens-Clark Social Security Disability benefits are long and complicated. Having help from an Athens disability lawyer when filing your claim for benefits can increase the chances you’ll be found eligible and can result in a quicker decision as well. Those who have legal assistance early in the process often receive benefits sooner and without going through additional reviews and appeals.
The SSA Region 4 office only approves 26.9 percent of the initial applications it reviews. All other applicants must go through a reconsideration review and only 11.8 percent are found eligible after the second review. If denied benefits at this stage, applicants must file an appeal, which will send their claim before an Administrative Law Judge for a final determination on eligibility.
The majority of Athens-Clark disability benefit claims that are denied don’t contain adequate medical documentation to meet the SSA’s requirements. An Athens Social Security Disability attorney can review your application, help you get the medical care required, and ensure extensive documentation is present in your disability file. An Athens-Clark disability lawyer can assist you through all stages of the application and review process for SSD, and if needed will handle the appeals hearing as well.
Listed below is the contact information for the Social Security office that accepts Athens-Clark Social Security disability applications:
Athens-Clark Social Security Disability
1650 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30606
Athens-Clark Social Security Disability Resources
Eligibility for SSD benefits is largely based on the medical documentation contained within your application. A lack of appropriate medical care and treatment can result in denial. Affording healthcare with limited income can be very challenging though. Here are some of the Athens-Clark disability resources for free and low cost healthcare services.
402 McKinley Dr.
Athens, GA 30601-3261
675 College Ave.
Athens, GA 30601-2635
Mercy Health Center
767 Oglethorpe Ave.
Athens, GA 30606
Athens Nurses' Clinic
496 Reese St.
Athens, GA 30601
Your Athens-Clark Disability Claim
Having a strong and well organized disability application increases your chances of being found eligible for SSD benefits. This includes having appropriate medical records and associated documentation present in your file. An Athens-Clark Social Security attorney will ensure your case file is thorough in its presentation and contains all the right documents, and will do so without charging any upfront fees for his or her services. In fact, an Athens disability attorney isn’t paid unless you receive SSD benefits.