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The SSD Process in Atlanta

How Social Security Disability Works

Are you applying for SSD in Atlanta? Using an Atlanta Social Security disability attorney from our office can not only speed the process but also greatly improve your chances for approval on initial application. For denied Social Security disability benefits claims, we can help you when appealing the claim.

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Applying for SSD in Georgia

When you apply for SSD, your application is forwarded from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to the Disability Determination Services office in Georgia. Doctors and disability specialists review your application. In addition to considering all of the facts in your application, they will use medical evidence provided by any health care professionals who treated you. You may be asked to go for a special examination, which the SSA will pay for. Approximately 35% of initial applications are approved. This part of the process normally takes 3-6 months.

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The first appeals process takes 3-5 months with only about 13% of these getting approved. Your claim is reviewed similarly to the initial application, but by a different person from the SSA. A second appeal can be made which takes 1-1.5 years, on the average. This stage provides the highest percentage of approval throughout the entire SSD process with 64% of second appeals being approved. The third appeal usually takes about 8 months, and only 3% of these appeals are approved.

As you can see, this can be a lengthy process that may or may not be successful. Our over-40-years of experience in this field makes us more than qualified to effectively assist applicants to greatly increase their chances of approval and the speed of their claim.

Just beginning the SSD process? Hopelessly bogged down along the way? Contact an Atlanta Social Security disability lawyer at our firm for professional and effective help.

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    David A. Stevens

    Partner

    Attorney David Stevens was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. He moved to Atlanta in 1991 and graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2002. During law school, he was active in both the Moot Court Board - serving as Vice President of Appellate Advocacy - and mock trial, participating in several national competitions. He received awards for his academic performance in Research, Writing and Advocacy and Litigation classes. After graduating from law school, David immediately ...
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    Douglas Sullivan

    Partner

    Attorney Douglas Sullivan grew up in a military family where his father had a career in the US Air Force. As an Air Force brat, he developed an interest in military history and has immense respect for those men and women who have served our country. After a life of being transferred to various Air Force bases throughout the United States, Doug obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, double majoring in Political Science and Spanish. He then attended law ...
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    Daphne Sullivan

    Associate

    Daphne Sullivan was born in Washington D.C. into a military family. She was raised in Alabama where she obtained her B.S. in English and graduated with honors from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated with a Masters of Education with a concentration in English education from the University of North Alabama. She obtained her legal education at Cumberland School of Law. As a law student, she received awards in Legal Research and Writing as well as Criminal Procedure ...
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  • “I was well represented, they have an excellent staff and good results.”

    - R.L.M
  • “You know they are going to fight the Social Security Administration with you and win!”

    - P.T.
  • “I would recommend Attorney Stevens to any potential client because of his professional demeanor.”

    - S.D.

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