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Frequently Asked Questions About the Social Security Disability Program
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How do I file my Social Security disability claim?

To file your Social Security disability claim you can download the forms online or schedule an appointment with a Social Security Administration Office and have the government employees assist you in filling out your disability application. You can also contact the Atlanta office of the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers and have one of our experienced Team Members assist you.

What is "SSDI"?

"SSDI" stands for "Social Security Disability Insurance." This program is basically an insurance policy overseen by the federal government. Federal law mandates that employers deduct a percentage of an employee's total pay and send it to the Social Security Disability Fund along with an additional contribution provided by the employer. Should someone become eligible for disability payments, the money is paid out of the fund.

Do you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?

If you are not sure if you qualify for Social Security disability benefits contact us to get a free evaluation of your disability claim. The application process can be complicated and deadlines are critical. The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers' Social Security disability attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia are prepared to guide you every step of the way.

How long will it take to receive my Social Security disability payments?

The amount of time it takes to receive disability benefits depends on several factors. Georgia, like most states, have seen a dramatic, recent increase in the number of disability applications which has led to a back log of cases resulting in time periods lasting months before your claim is able to be evaluated.

If your case is denied you are provided additional time to appeal and gather information that may assist your case. The appeals process can take months to even a couple of years in some instances. You do not have to "go it alone." We are here to help you by providing experienced Social Security disability lawyers who work right here in Atlanta!

What is the difference between a Social Security disability attorney and a Social Security disability lawyer?

The terms "attorney" and "lawyer" are synonyms in modern English. There is no difference in the qualifications of a Social Security disability attorney and a Social Security disability lawyer.  The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers has an office in Atlanta to help you fight for your disability benefits.

Have you already been denied disability benefits by Social Security?

Most first time claims are denied. Don't give up! Let the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia go to work for you to get you the benefits you deserve. Many of or our clients have come to us after they were already denied. Here is more information about the Social Security appeals process.

Is being denied for Social Security for Disability the end of the world?

Like the question above, if you have been denied for Social Security disability benefits don’t give up! Most people are denied on the initial application phase. The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers' Social Security disability attorneys are experienced in appealing denied claims and many of our clients have experienced successful resolutions to their claims. Here is what we can do for you if you have been denied Social Security disability benefits.

How can a Social Security disability lawyer or attorney help me?

A Social Security disability lawyer is an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the Social Security disability system. The Social Security disability attorney can assist you by making sure your claim has been submitted correctly and contains all of the information requested by the government. He or she will encourage and remind you to meet all of the deadlines. Your Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers Social Security disability attorney knows how to obtain the information you need and can be a great help and comfort during your time of distress by decreasing your chances of a permanent denial. Contact the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today for a free claim evaluation. The free evaluation is the first step toward having a Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers Social Security disability attorney start working for you!

What is the history of Social Security for disability?

In the 1950's and 1960's the U.S. government decided it would provide its disabled citizens with financial assistance. The result was the Social Security Disability Program. The Social Security for Disability Program has become a popular program with nearly ten million people drawing assistance from it.  This number has increased every year. Recently, many people in Congress have started talking about making changes to the program or raising the requirements for acceptance. For more information you can read our page about proposed Social Security changes.

Why should I use the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers to help me get my Social Security disability benefits and file my Social Security disability claims?

We have been helping clients and winning cases starting with one of our Founding Partners, Mr. Johnnie Cochran, who began practicing law over forty years ago and is well-known for winning many high-profile cases along with many philanthropic achievements. The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers has helped tens of thousands of clients and our disability attorneys have successfully negotiated thousands of SSI and SSDI claims. The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers is one of the largest SSI and SSDI law firms in the nation with over twenty offices staffed with local Social Security disability attorneys who provide assistance to clients close to their homes, like yours in Georgia.

What does it cost to have my disability case reviewed by the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers?

There is never an initial or upfront charge to have the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers assist you in filing for your Social Security disability claim. Fill out the form on this page and we will evaluate your claim for free.  If your claim is accepted, the Social Security Administration will deduct a fee from your award and send it to us to cover our costs. There should never be a worry on your part.  You have absolutely nothing to lose by contacting us about your social security disability claim or denial! Fill out the form on this page. One of our Client Representatives will contact you as quickly a possible, usually the same day, to discuss your specific situation.

How can I pay my bills while I wait for social security disability benefits to be paid?

The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers understands the struggles you face on a daily basis of not only dealing with your personal challenges, but trying to make ends meet and keep creditors at bay. One of our resources is the Helping Hands Blog. We research public assistance programs for those with disabilities that may be of help to you and then post the information on our blog. The Helping Hands blog is updated frequently with new assistance programs and advice, so check it often. In addition, we have published a Georgia Resource Guide with a listing of physical and financial assistance programs you may qualify for.

When should you contact the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers about your Social Security disability benefits claim?

The federal government places many time-lines and restrictions on the disability application process. Failure to meet any of these deadlines could result in permanent denial of your disability claim. Fill out the form on this page and we will help you determine if you qualify for disability benefits. If you have already filed and have been denied by the Social Security Administration then it is imperative that you contact us right away so there will not be an extended delay before a ruling on your benefit payments.

Why should you trust the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers to assist you in gaining your Social Security disability benefits?

The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers has successfully negotiated thousands of Social Security disability benefits cases. Quite simply, we know what we are doing. Think about this, your disability claim determination is being made by the Federal Government. Who would you like to have on YOUR side as you go up against the bureaucracy?

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Click here for an Atlanta, Georgia Resource Guide written especially to help people living in Georgia who suffer from disabilities.