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Who is Eligible for Social Security Disability?

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While it can be easy to assume that simply having a disability automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits, this is unfortunately not always the case. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a rigorous evaluation process for each individual who applies.

Our firm knows that the social security disability process can be exhausting, regardless of your physical suffering. At Stevens & Sullivan, LLC, each Atlanta social security disability lawyer has an in-depth understanding of the eligibility requirements. Our 40 years of experience can be the advantage you need during this difficult time.

Understanding Who Is Eligible for Social Security

One of the main requirements to be considered eligible for social security disability is that you have worked long enough in jobs that are covered by Social Security. 10 years is typically the minimum amount of time that you are required to have worked such a job. The second main requirement is that you have a medical condition applicable to the SSA's definition of disability.

If someone's disability application is rejected, there may be nothing they can do about it. However, it can be useful to understand why applications are rejected.

Some of the most common reasons include:

  • A disability is not severe enough
  • The SSA is unable to get into contact with the applicant
  • The applicant has a criminal conviction on their record
  • The applicant has committed fraud
  • The applicant did not complete prescribed therapy
  • The applicant does not cooperate with the SSA

While short-term disabilities may not be covered by social security disability benefits, workers' compensation or other insurance plans may apply.

Speak With an Atlanta Social Security Disability Attorney

If you are concerned that you may not qualify for Social Security disability or are unsure how to proceed with your application, our firm would be honored to work with you. We are passionate about making the Social Security process as seamless as possible.

Contact Stevens & Sullivan, LLC right away to begin your free case evaluation!

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    David A. Stevens

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    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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