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Those in Georgia With Bipolar Disorder May Need SSD Benefits

When some hear the phrase “bipolar disorder” they may imagine a person going crazy and ending up in a mental hospital. However, these impressions are unwarranted, as there are many people in Georgia who live with bipolar disorder. Those with bipolar disorder suffer from episodes of mania and major depression. Often these episodes are unpredictable, […]

What to Do After an Injury at Work?

Injured At Work? Here’s What To Do. If your workplace injury was sudden and severe, you may have been taken to the emergency room in an ambulance. Now, after the emergency is past, ongoing treatment and perhaps surgery or therapy lies ahead. You likely wonder about the financial, legal, and occupational consequences of your injury. […]

Can I Get Social Security Disability for My Autoimmune Disease?

Social Security Disability Insurance is a program through the Social Security Administration that provides benefits for people with disabilities. If you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes, you may qualify for disability benefits that include a monthly income and medical insurance. The law defines disability as a person unable to engage in any […]

How Does Legal Trouble Affect SSD Benefits?

You probably rely heavily on your Social Security Disability benefit payments each month since your disability keeps you from being able to work. Trouble with the legal system may have you concerned that you will lose these benefits. The Social Security Administration has some strict rules regarding arrests and convictions. However, do not assume that legal […]

What Is Included in a Consultative Exam for Disability Benefits?

People in Georgia and across the nation who are applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits need to provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) with the medical evidence necessary to prove an impairment exists, rendering them unable to work. If the SSA finds that the evidence submitted from the applicant’s medical source is insufficient for […]

How Do You Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Guiding You Through The Complex Maze Of Disability Benefits The process for pursuing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is complicated. The initial applications are confusing, and one simple mistake can result in a denial. Although a majority of original claims are denied, applicants have several levels of appeals […]

Social Security’s Compassionate Allowances Program

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is notorious for its slow pace in processing claims, especially if the person making the claim has been denied and is seeking an appeal hearing to contest. Applicants can wait months or even a year or longer for the chance to begin receiving benefits. However, when an applicant’s medical condition is serious […]

Can You Get Long-Term Disability Benefits for Anxiety?

Georgia residents like you may want to look into disability benefits for anxiety. Physical disabilities often get the most discussion. But that does not mean that mental disabilities disqualify you from disability benefits.  In particular, anxiety disorders may lead to severe conditions. These conditions might qualify for application to disability insurance.  Types of anxiety disorders  […]

Should I Quit if I Get Hurt at Work?

Should I Quit if I Get Hurt at Work? As worker compensation lawyers in Douglasville, GA, we receive many questions about the possibility of leaving your current job if you have filed a workers’ compensation claim. People tell us they no longer feel comfortable working at the same job or that a new job has […]

Do You Need an SSDI Lawyer in GA to Apply for Disability?

Do You Need an SSDI Lawyer in GA to Apply for Disability? We recommend filing your initial application yourself, then hiring a lawyer after your initial denial, and unfortunately, many initial applications are denied. But do not let that discourage you. Just look at it as part of the process. In order to apply, you […]

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With 35 years of legal experience, Attorney Ellene Welsh specializes in assisting individuals in the Douglasville, Columbus, and West Georgia areas to secure Work Comp, Social Security Disability, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, leveraging her in-depth knowledge of the systems and collaborating with admin officials to secure her clients the financial support they deserve.

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