Social Security Disability Overview

Have you been denied Social Security?

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies approximately 70% of all initial disability claims & approximately 90% of all reconsideration claims (the second level of appeal in the SSDI & SSI application process).  Often after people are denied benefits, they become frustrated and give up.  Don’t give up!  It is important to contact an attorney quickly to protect your rights, because you only have a limited amount of time to appeal Social Security’s decision.

What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

The Social Security Disability program was established by the United States Government to provide basic financial resources to those who become disabled. A certain amount of money is taken out of your pay check every week (your FICA taxes) to pay for your Social Security Retirement. If you become disabled and have worked in recent years, you may qualify to receive SSDI benefits even before you reach the age to receive Social Security Retirement benefits.

What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

Supplemental Security Income benefits may be paid to individuals who are disabled but have not worked long enough to be eligible to receive SSDI benefits. SSI is designed to help aged, blind and disabled people who have little or no income by providing monthly benefits to help meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter.

What does it mean to be disabled?

A “disability” is a physical or emotional condition, or some combination of both, that is severe enough to prevent a person from working for at least 12 consecutive months.

It does not matter how you become “disabled” for SSDI or SSI benefits to be awarded.  Whether you are injured on the job and are receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits or injured in an accident or disabled due to natural causes, SSA only takes into consideration whether your condition is severe enough to prevent you from working.  In certain cases it is possible to draw Workers’ Compensation benefits and Social Security Disability benefits at the same time.

Are you eligible to receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you have a physical and/or emotional impairment that prevents you from being able to work, then you might be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.  The process for determining disability is confusing and complicated.  Disability is determined on a case by case basis.
Social Security Administration will take  factors, such as listed below, into consideration when determining your eligibility:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work History
  • Medical Condition
  • Limitations

Attorney Mari Chambers is dedicated to preserving the rights and dignity of the disabled.

Chambers Law Firm handles ALL types of Social Security Disability cases:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Disabled Widow’s Benefits
  • Disabled Adult Child Benefits
  • Survivor’s Benefits
  • Appeals to the Appeals Council
  • Appeals to Federal Court

Whether you have been denied benefits or you think that you might have a Social Security Disability case, call the Chambers Law Firm.  Mari Chambers helps her clients through this confusing and complicated process, thereby increasing their chances of success in obtaining disability benefits.  No fee will be paid by you unless you win your case.  In most cases you will not pay a fee at all, unless you receive past due benefits in addition to your future and ongoing monthly benefits.


912-228-5010 Savannah  *  912-490-4369 Waycross  *  912-265-2323 Brunswick