Guiding Clients Through the Social Security Disability Application Process
Determining your eligibility and applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be overwhelming and confusing. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you may be able to better understand your rights and options while having a better chance of seeing your application approved.
At Burge & Burge, PC, we have handled hundreds of SSD application and eligibility matters on behalf of our clients in the Birmingham, Alabama, area. Our firm is highly knowledgeable of how an individual becomes eligible for SSD and how to file the most comprehensive application possible.
For a free consultation, please call our Birmingham SSDI application attorneys at 205-545-8291 or contact us online.
- In order to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, you must have worked jobs that are covered by Social Security. If you did not, you are not eligible.
- Also part of being eligible is having a documented disability. Not only does a doctor, or multiple doctors, have to have your condition thoroughly documented, but your disability must be one that the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers to be a disability that prevents you from working for a year or more.
- Benefits are available to disabled individuals before they reach the age of retirement. Once they are of retirement age, the disability benefits automatically become standard Social Security retirement benefits, but most likely will stay the same amount that you had been getting on disability.
The most difficult part of determining if you are eligible is meeting the Social Security's definition of disability. There is a very specific documentation process that must be followed in order to show the nature of your disability. Our firm can help you understand this process and how to have the best chance of meeting the definition of disability.
The Application Process
Many individuals attempt to apply for SSD benefits on their own. While this is possible, it increases your chances that your application will be denied. Even when an attorney files your application, there is always the chance that it will be denied. Whether you are applying for SSD or applying for SSI benefits, our firm can walk you through the application process, gathering your documents and ensuring your application is thoroughly completed.
Let us help you understand the SSD/SSDI application process and how to determine your eligibility. Please call our office at 205-545-8291 to schedule an appointment with our Alabama SSDI application lawyers. Your consultation is free.