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Lakeyta Brown

Lakeyta Brown

LAW OFFICE OF LAKEYTA BROWN
  • Social Security Disability
  • Georgia, Michigan
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I HAVE PRACTICED SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAW SUCESSFULLY FIGHTING THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FOR DISABLED CLAIMANTS FOR OVER 32 YEARS, ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. I NOW REPRESENT CLAIMANTS PRIMARILY IN GEORGIA, BUT CAN ASSIST CLAIMANTS IN MUCH OF ALABAMA, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA. I WILL BE THERE WHEN YOU NEED ME AND I OFFER FREE DETAILED FIRST CONSULTATIONS BY TELEPHONE. NO ATTORNEY FEE UNLESS YOU WIN.

Practice Area
  • Social Security Disability
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    FREE DETAILED FIRST TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS
  • Contingent Fees
    25 PERCENT OF ANY BACK BENEFITS YOU WIN; NO ATTORNEY FEE IF YOU DO NOT GET BACK BENEFITS OR DO NOT WIN,
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Michigan
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Education
Wayne State University Law School
B.A. | Co-Majoring in Political Science and History and a Minor in Psychology
Honors: magna cum laude
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Wayne State University Law School
J.D.
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Professional Associations
Georgia Bar Association
Member in Good Standing
- Current
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Michigan State Bar  # 36910
Member in Good Standing
- Current
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. What does the judges consider when going into disability hearing for my child
A: I strongly urge you to seek the help of a SSA Attorney. Attorneys who handle Ssa Disability claims for adults and children who are applicants on “initial claims” (that means people who have not received benefits and are appealing to try to get them BUT NOT people who were getting benefits and now SSA is trying to end the benefit) usually do not charge a fee unless and until the person wins. The law on eligibility is too complex to explain in a message, especially without more details about your child. Also because a child has never paid into SSA the law generally has eligibility requirements related to parental income unless the child is eligible as a dependent of a parent who gets certain types of disability. Finally, you should be advised that many SSA Judges will also question your child unless the child is extremely young. And more important, is what your child’s doctors are saying. A diagnosis is not enough. You need to make sure SSA has records showing how your child‘S condition is limiting the child since the date you applied and to the current date. Your testimony is not the sole or main basis of the Judge’s decision. In fact, unless you have good medical evidence that treatment is not helping your child, a judge may politely listen and just deny the claim because you did not meet your “burden of proof.” You can contact your local free legal services agencies or the state Bar Association in Indiana to seek a referral to an attorney who does SSA claims in child cases. I advise that you do so immediately since you indicate the hearing is this month. Best wishes!
Q. Letter from Pulmonologist says i cant work. Should that be good enough for the judge in my disability hearing coming up
A: A generalized letter that just states you cannot work is insufficient for a Judge to grant your claim. Ssa defines disability essentially as a medical condition that despite treatment by a doctor precludes the person/patient from working any job in the United States. Therefore, a doctor would also need to report their findings that would prove that you could not work. The medical condition; your symptoms; how these symptoms affect sitting, standing, walking, lifting, attendance etc.; the frequency and effectiveness of medical care; and your age, education and skills are all considered. I strongly urge you to seek legal assistance. Most attorneys who do Ssa disability do not charge you a fee unless you win.
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Lakeyta Brown, Attorney at Law
P.O. BOX 466397
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30042
Telephone: (404) 285-5030
Fax: (770) 963-0369