Was Your Social Security Disability Claim Denied?
Has your application for Social Security Disability been denied? Do not lose hope. Most initial applications are denied, but many people who are initially denied do receive benefits if they keep fighting.
Hiring a Social Security Disability attorney is the best way to protect your rights. To speak with an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer at The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., call 205-282-4467. From our office in Jasper, we help clients in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and beyond obtain Social Security Disability benefits. We also help clients who are seeking Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
What Is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?
Social Security Disability benefits are sometimes referred to as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. To be eligible for SSDI benefits, you must have a physical or mental disability that is expected to significantly impair your ability to work for at least 12 months or which may cause death. You must also have worked for a sufficient amount of time and paid into the Social Security system to be eligible for SSDI benefits. We can help you determine if you are a likely candidate for SSDI benefits at your free consultation.
It is important to note that you do not have to wait 12 months to apply for SSDI benefits. You must only prove that your disability is of sufficient severity and that it is "expected" to impair your ability to work for at least 12 months.
Someone applying for SSDI benefits must show that he or she is unable to work at any job. It is not enough that you are unable to return to your previous occupation. For applicants 50 and older, however, it is easier to receive SSDI benefits because there is an assumption that older workers may find it more difficult to transition to other types of employment.
If retained as your counsel, we will work diligently to pursue the SSDI benefits you need. Jasper Social Security Disability attorney Jonathan Sapp will work closely with you to understand the nature of your physical or mental impairments and build a strong case on your behalf.
What Is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
We also help clients who are seeking Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a federal government benefit that is designed to provide income to people who have limited income and limited assets. If you are over 65, blind or disabled, you may be eligible for SSI benefits if you meet the income and asset eligibility requirements. One very important distinction between SSDI and SSI benefits is that you do not have to have a work history to be eligible for SSI benefits.
Talk To A Lawyer About Your Disability Claim Today
To schedule a free consultation concerning your SSDI or SSI claim, call 205-282-4467 or contact us toll free at 888-821-0531. You may also contact us by email.