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Social Security Disability (SSD)

Providing for yourself and your family when you are suffering from a disability can be challenging. While Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) benefits are available, it can be difficult to obtain them. In this situation, a skilled lawyer can significantly impact your ability to achieve financial assistance.

Helping You Obtain Benefits

At the Law Office of Ellene Welsh, we have more than a decade of experience helping clients in Douglasville, Columbus and West Georgia obtain the benefits they need to survive. When your initial Social Security claim is denied, which it most likely will be, we will file an appeal on your behalf and walk you through the SSD process. Call us at 770-489-3456  to schedule a free initial consultation.

Who Can Apply for Social Security Disability?

To be eligible for SSD benefits, you must have a temporary or permanent disability that renders you unable to work for more than one year. This can be either a physical or a mental condition, or combination of the two. Examples include:

  • Cancer
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism
  • Traumatic brain injury

When you visit our office, we can determine whether you have a qualifying physical or mental disability. We will work directly with you to acquire the needed documentation, including medical records, to prove that you meet the hardship standard.

Do Not Let an Initial Denial Stop You

You can apply for Social Security Disability at your local Social Security Administration office on your own. If your claim is denied, as most are, call our office at 770-489-3456 for a free initial consultation.

After a denial, you have 60 days to appeal the decision. Our firm will assess your situation and then take the first step in the appeals process, filing a Request for Reconsideration, on your behalf. This involves gathering proper information and giving the Social Security Administration permission to access your medical records. If this appeal is denied, we will work to schedule a hearing before an administrative law judge in Atlanta.

Giving Each Case the Attention It Deserves

We are not a nationwide mill that churns out one SSD case after another. We assess, research and prepare each claim on an individual basis. To talk with an experienced Social Security attorney about your situation, please contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

We pursue SSDI and SSI cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay us no attorney fees until we secure benefits for you.