Protecting Your Rights for over 25 Years

Helping You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits

Did you know most people are turned down when they first apply for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)? Don’t despair. Our skilled attorney can turn your case around to improve your chances of winning the disability benefits you need.

In 25 years of practice, John Dufour has represented hundreds of individuals in SSDI hearings and appeals. He has had success with both physical impairment and mental impairment claims. At the Law Office of John Dufour, we will guide you through the complex paperwork and fight for your disability benefits.

Social Security Disability claim denied?
We serve Carrollton and surrounding counties of West Georgia. Start with a free consultation at 770-215-1733.

We Understand Social Security Disability (SSDI)

If an injury, impairment or illness prevents you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits. Your disability must have lasted  — or be expected to last — 12 months. Your benefits are based on payroll taxes you paid into the Social Security system. If you never worked or do not have enough work credits for SSDI, you may be eligible for an alternative program called Supplemental Security Income (SSI). We handle both SSDI and SSI cases.

The Social Security Administration recognizes a wide range of disabling medical conditions. John Dufour is well versed in the SSA’s specific criteria for different impairments, including:

  • Orthopedic injuries (spinal disorders, neck and back injuries)
  • Psychological disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar)
  • Seizure disorders
  • Arthritis and inflammatory diseases
  • Complications of diabetes
  • Cancers and side effects of cancer treatment

Going The Extra Mile For Clients

Many SSDI attorneys do not meet their clients until just before the hearing, hoping to find something useful in the records. John Dufour consistently gets good results because he comes prepared. He will spend time learning about your specific limitations, such as how long you can sit or stand or what level of pain you feel when you work an eight-hour day. He then creates a detailed narrative and gets your doctor(s) to sign off. Social Security judges often cite John’s thorough summaries as the key that convinced them to award benefits.

We have had good success at the administrative law judge (ALJ) hearings, and we are also prepared to appeal an ALJ denial in pursuit of your benefits. We know how important that income is to you and your family.

The Law Office of John Dufour also represents injured workers; after their workers’ compensation case wraps up, we frequently help those clients qualify for permanent disability under SSDI. Our firm has also helped people file for personal bankruptcy after a disabling injury led to debt problems.

Don’t Give Up. Turn To An Experienced SSDI Lawyer.

A claim denial is not the end of the story. John Dufour will personally handle your Social Security Disability claim and make every effort to win your benefits. We offer a free consultation, and you owe no attorney fees unless we win your case. Call our Carrollton office at 770-215-1733 or email us today.