Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Benefits

At Stephen A. Friedman & Associates, PC, we have vast experience representing claimants for both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. We are also one of the few law firms that handle disabled children’s SSI claims. We have successfully represented thousands of claimants not only in Georgia, but throughout the Southeast and across the nation.

If you are disabled and unable to work, then you may be entitled to benefits with the Social Security Administration. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration denies the vast majority of claims for disability benefits. This is true at both the Original Claim and the Reconsideration level (note some states do not have a “Reconsideration” level). The secret is that you must appeal and keep fighting. Once your claim is before an Administrative Law Judge you have the best chance for success. At this Hearing level the Judge will review the evidence in your file, listen to your testimony, and consider arguments made on your behalf.

Therefore, it is extremely important to make sure: (1) your file contains all the relevant evidence, (2) your testimony provides a clear picture of your disabilities, and (3) your arguments cover any issue that needs to be addressed by the Judge. Contact our office for a free consultation regarding your disability claim and how our firm can help you fight at any level of the claims process.

Services Provided

Stephen A. Friedman & Associates, PC assists in every step of a claim for SSDI, SSI, or child’s SSI claim from the filing of an Original Claim through a Remand by the Appeals Council. Our firm will assist and participate in the active development of a claimant’s file and the evidence necessary to prove the claim. This includes:

  • Filing the original application for SSDI, SSI, or child’s SSI benefits,
  • Sending for medical records,
  • Obtaining doctors’ statements,
  • Filing appeals (Request for Reconsideration and/or Request for Hearing),
  • Providing written/oral arguments before a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge,
  • Filing an appeal with the Appeals Council,
  • Providing written/oral arguments with the Appeals Council.

As each claim for SSDI, SSI, or child’s SSI benefits differs, we invite you to contact our office for a free consultation regarding the legal assistance that could help win your claim.


With regard to claims for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration, our firm works on a Contingency Fee basis. This means that there is no charge if your claim is not successful.* Our fee is 25% of the past due (retroactive) benefits. All fees are regulated by the Social Security Administration.

We do not charge to discuss the merits of your claims. Therefore, we invite you to contact our office for a free no–obligation consultation regarding your claim for disability benefits.

*Contingent attorneys' fees refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

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