The Disability Lawyers Of East Point
Many people don’t think they need assistance from an advocate or lawyer when applying for a disability claim. However, over 75% of applications are denied in the initial phase, even if their disability claim is valid. This happens due to several reasons, such as missing or incomplete medical documentation, inaccurate filling of application, etc. Legal assistance can significantly reduce these mistakes and increase the chances of obtaining benefits with the first filing.
O’Brien & Feiler(OBF)has the perfect legal assistance for the job. OBF is a licensed law firm located in East Point and headquartered in Marietta Georgia. We are dedicated to providing the assistance disabled persons need during the difficult application process. We focus exclusively on Social Security Disability/ Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid Eligibility, and Liability Claim Resolution. We are the Disability Lawyers East Point knows and trusts for a reason. We manage all demands from the Social Security Administration (SSA), whether an initial filling or an appeal—we’re ready to help!
Is it possible to receive both a social security disability benefit and social security retirement benefit?
A person cannot receive both social security disability benefits and retirement benefits at the same time. If a person has been receiving disability benefits and after some time reached full retirement age, then the Social Security Administration (SSA) automatically converts the social security benefits to retirement benefits.
Social security benefits and work hours
The SSA bases allocation of benefits on an individual’s inability to work due to illness and/or medical condition. The benefits are provided by the SSA to support the claimant and his or her family. Although a beneficiary of SSI or SSDI can still receive disability benefits if he or she is working, those work hours must not exceed 20 hours a week. If the claimant has never worked in his or her entire life, or only worked for a short period, then he or she may qualify for Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) benefits. However, to qualify for these benefits, one must not exceed the SSA’s limits on earned income and assets.
SSA denials of disability benefits
If the application is rejected at the initial stage, then the claimant has 60 days, and a 5-day mailing grace period, to file a request for reconsideration. At OBF, we have a Social Security Disability Lawyer East Point turns to in these exact situations. We will assist you and help you in filing your appeal. If the 65 days pass, then the claimant has to restart the whole process again with a new application. If the claimant’s request for reconsideration is denied, then the claimant has another 65 days to file an appeal.