Sandy Springs Social Security Attorney or Advocate

Disabled residents of Sandy Springs, Georgia have access to many qualified Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates. These legal professionals can help you or a loved one qualify for the disability benefits needed to achieve financial stability.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two different types of federal disability benefits. These include Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income—SSDI and SSI respectively. Before submitting an application for disability benefits and before contacting an attorney, you should do a little research regarding the disability benefit options. This will allow you to play an active role in your application and will help you make informed decisions about your claim.

You can learn more about SSI and SSDI on this page or by contacting the following Social Security office:

4365 Shackleford Road
Norcross, GA 30093
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Hiring a Sandy Springs Social Security Disability Attorney

In September 2012, 22,245 Fulton County residents received SSI benefits and another 18,895 received SSDI benefits. These individuals will tell you that the Social Security Disability application process is by no means quick or easy. However, you can greatly simplify the process and make it easier on yourself by hiring a Sandy Springs Social Security Disability lawyer.

A lawyer or legal professional will be able to walk you through each step of the application process and will make sure that you are doing things correctly. There are many advantages to having an attorney on your side. Learn about them here.

A Sandy Springs disability lawyer would also represent disabled workers from nearby Cobb, Dekalb, and Gwinnett counties, as well as those from cities such as Roswell, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Doraville, Smyrna, Norcross and Brookhaven.

If you are interested in learning more about the lawyers in your area, contact one of the Bar Associations listed below:

Sandy Springs Bar Association
P.O. Box 28595
Sandy Springs, GA 30358

North Fulton Bar Association
P.O. Box 1282
Roswell, GA 30077-1282

South Fulton Bar Association
125 Flat Creek Trail
Fayetteville, GA 30214

To speak with a local disability attorney or advocate, fill out a free disability review today.

Sandy Springs Disability Hearings

Many times, initial Social Security Disability applications are denied and the applicants are required to attend a disability appeal hearing. These hearings are held before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in an Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). At this point of the application process—if you haven’t already—we suggest that you retain the services of a qualified Sandy Springs attorney or advocate.

Because Sandy Springs does not currently have an ODAR, many Sandy Springs applicants will have to attend an appeal hearing in the Atlanta North hearing office.

Listed below, you will find a number of facts and statistics associated with the Atlanta North hearing office. Although you may not understand these now, they will likely come in handy if your claim proceeds to the appeals phase of the application process.

(Please note that this information was gathered during the months between September 2012 and June 2013.)

  • The Atlanta North hearing office handled 4,833 hearings.
  • 83.86% of Atlanta North appeal hearings were resolved. (this means they ended in approval, partial approval, or denial)
  • The Atlanta North hearing office has 12 ALJs.
  • Each ALJ handles an average of 2.2 hearings per day.
  • As a while the Atlanta North ODAR handles an average of 26.4 hearings per day.
  • 86.91% of Atlanta North hearings were conducted in person; the rest were held using video conferencing technology.
  • As of June, 2013 the Atlanta North hearing office had 7,988 pending cases and a wait time of 407 days.

Congressional Intervention

As noted in the previous statistics, the Atlanta North ODAR has a significant backlog of pending cases. This can cause long delays for individuals attempting to schedule an appeal hearing date. If you find that this wait causes extreme financial or medical distress, you may wish to seek congressional intervention.

Congressional intervention occurs when an applicant contacts their local congressperson to explain the circumstances surrounding their claim. If the congressperson feels that his or her hearing needs to be sooner, the congressperson can intervene with the Atlanta North ODAR on the applicant’s behalf. Although this is not guaranteed to work, it will in no way harm your claim.

755 River Gate Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

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