Valdosta Social Security Lawyers

Been turned down by Social Security? Our Valdosta social security lawyers are here to help!


The Social Security Administration rejects most initial claims, and as a result, very few people are approved for Social Security disability benefits on the first try.  Unfortunately, many applicants give up in frustration and will not receive the benefits they are entitled to receive.

The Social Security disability claims process is very slow and complicated.  There are strict requirements to prove your impairment or illness that prevents you from working.  At Smith, Hannan & Parker, P.C., our lawyers have a successful track record of gathering the medical evidence and guiding clients through the process to win their benefits.  We can help improve your chances of getting approved for the benefits you are entitled to receive.

As defined by Social Security, disability is based on your inability to do any substantial gainful activity for which you are suited by age, experience, and education. In addition, your disability must be expected to last for at least one year or result in death. Sadly, it is sometimes difficult to meet this definition of disability even when you’re truly disabled.

When someone has worked for a specificed amount of time and suffer from debilitating physical or mental disabilities, they may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits from the government. Following are some of the conditions that could qualify a person for benefits: blindness, depression/anxiety, arthritis, heart disease, neurological disorders, orthopedic injuries, diabetes, and paralysis.

The Social Security Administration pays disability benefits under two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.  The medical requirements are the same for both programs, and whether a person’s disability meets the requirements is determined by the same process. The SSDI is based on prior work for which Social Security taxes were paid. The SSI payments are made on the basis of financial need.

If you’ve been turned down for Social Security and need the advice of an experienced Social Security lawyer, call us at (229) 242-4649 or contact us online for a free consultation.