We have helped hundreds in their efforts to get the Social Security Disability benefits that they deserve. We handle Supplemental Security Income (SSI) case as well as Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) cases. Children with disabilities also may qualify for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Please call us and let us help you through this tough time in your life.
Our firm focuses on Social Security Disability cases. We handle these cases everyday. We even help our clients file initial applications for their Social Security Benefits and complete initial paperwork. We know that the wait time for these cases can be so long that it is important to get the paperwork right the first time and right from the very beginning. Our services are free unless you win your disability case.
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HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAWYER HELPING THOSE APPLYING FOR DISABILITY. WE HAVE AND ARE CURRENTLY REPRESENTING CLAIMANTS IN BIRMINGHAM, BESSEMER, CULLMAN, DECATUR, FLORENCE, GADSDEN, ALBERTVILLE, GUNTERSVILLE, ARAB, ATHENS, JASPER, MONTGOMERY, TUSCALOOSA, TULLAHOMA, LYNCHBURG, WINCHESTER, LAWRENCEBURG, SHELBYVILLE, FAYETTEVILLE, CHATTANOOGA, AND CORINTH.
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Filing Request for Reconsiderations (if applicable) or Request for a Hearing
In most cases, if you receive a letter from Social Security denying your claim, you have only sixty (60) days to file an appeal. There are a few different ways to file an appeal but it is important to contact your attorney immediately to make sure they also received the denial letter and to give them time to file the appeal. In some states, like Tennessee, you must file for Reconsideration after you receive your initial denial from Social Security. However, Alabama is known as a "prototype state" and you may request a hearing with an administrative law judge immediately after receiving your initial denial. There are always exceptions and differing circumstances that can affect the best course of action for you to take so that is where a Social Security attorney can help.
You may file an appeal of most denials by going to your local Social Security Office and informing them in person of your desire to pursue an appeal. If you are unsure of where your local Social Security office is located or what their phone number is, you may enter the terms; "Social Security Office Locator" in a search engine and it should allow you the option to enter your zip code and find your local office. If you are denied, you may also call the Social Security Administration and inform them of your wish to file an appeal and they will tell you what you need to do next. The third option is to enter an appeal through Social Security's i-appeal portal that allows you to file your appeal on Social Security's website.
If you have a hearing with a judge and are denied, there will be a different process that you have to follow. Also, if you are terminated from receiving Social Security benefits, time is of the essence and you should contact an attorney immediately to ensure the you take advantage of all possible benefits available.
Put Your Best Foot Forward and Hire an Attorney for Help with your Initial Application
Many claimant choose to try to file their application on their own before hiring an attorney. This may be because they believe that they can do it on their own or it may be that it was difficult to find an attorney that was willing to file the initial application. Currently, initial denials in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee far exceed the initial approvals. My office handles this paperwork on a daily basis and we would be happy to help guide you through this often confusing paperwork. We are also able to help ensure that all important medical evidence is included in your initial paperwork to give you the greatest chance at an initial approval. This also puts the attorney in the position to appeal any initial denial immediately and thereby reserve your spot in the line for a hearing. Put your best foot forward and hire an attorney. If you need help filing your initial application or your request for a hearing, call us today at (256) 684-4444.
A 37 year old man with a high school education, whose work history primarily consisted of primarily medium, unskilled work began suffering symptoms from degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine and depression. This person did not meet a listing and did not acquire transferable job skills. This person had the capacity to perform a full range of sedentary work but was found disabled because the claimant needed the opportunity to lie down more than 2 hours of an 8 hour day and could not maintain concentration, persistence, and pace. DISABLED.
A 52 year old woman with a high school education, whose work history primarily consisted of sedentary work began suffering from coronary artery disease, depression, and anxiety. This person did not meet a listing and did not acquire transferable job skills. This person had the capacity to preform less than a full range of sedentary work and due to her age was able to qualify under grid listing 201.14. DISABLED.
A 54 year old veteran with a high school education, whose work history primarily consisted of light work began suffering from degenerative disc disease, anxiety disorder and alcohol abuse. This person did not meet a listing and did not acquire transferable job skills. This person had the capacity to perform light work but the claimant was unable to maintain regular work for a 40-hour per week basis. DISABLED.
A 62 year old man who suffered from cataracts and degenerative disc disease. Based on claimant's age and work history, he was found disabled under medical-vocational grid rule 202.02 and received $19,500 in backpay in addition to monthly benefits. DISABLED.
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