Upon entering adulthood, most individuals in Georgia and elsewhere have plans for their future. That may be obtaining and education, entering the workforce, saving money, buying a home and even starting a family. No matter what a person’s plan is, there is one thing that is likely not part of that plan, and that would be suffering a disabling injury. While we cannot predict the future and completely protect ourselves from all accidents, when a serious accident occurs, we are often shocked and ill prepared by the aftermath.

When an individual suddenly suffers a disabling injury, it may seem like the do not have many options. However, just like a person born with a disabling condition, if the condition or injury suffered meets the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability, an individual could be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

Even when an applicant believes that they are eligible for SSD benefits, this does not make the application process simple and straightforward. The process requires an applicant to provide proof and documentation, and this evidence must illustrate that the applicant is not only suffering from a qualifying disability but they are also expected to suffer from it for at least a year or be the cause of their death. Additionally, the information one provides must be clear and complete. Any gaps or unclear documentation could result in a denial.

At Murphy & Garner, LLC, our attorneys understand that living with a disability is challenging. They also understand that many individuals applying for SSD benefits are initially denied. Our law firm does not want that to hold people back; however, as they work diligently to help clients ensure their applications are complete. Even if a denial occurs, our law firm is prepared to initiate the appeals process, helping clients obtain the benefits they deserve. To learn more, check out our law firm’s SSD website. No matter where you are in the process, it is vital to be well informed.