You’ve worked hard your entire life, and paid into the Social Security system with every paycheck. And now, you find yourself unable to work and in need of financial help. Applying for Social Security Disability can be overwhelming, especially when you’re injured or in ill health. The good news is you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or SSD) benefits. However, many initial SSDI applications are denied.
This doesn’t mean you should give up. Often, SSDI applicants receive their benefits if they keep fighting. The Social Security Disability lawyers at Mezrano Law Firm in Tuscaloosa have decades of experience in SSDI claims. We can review your initial claim or work with you on an appeal to ensure you secure the benefits you deserve for your disabling injury or condition. Set up a consultation with our office today.
You can visit the Tuscaloosa Social Security office at 2005 University Blvd, Ste 1200, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401. Their phone number is 1-877-480-4988.
When considering your application, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will first consider whether or not your condition meets their criteria for long-term disability, using their Blue Book. A person is disabled if they are unable to:
The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a list of debilitating conditions that make an individual eligible for SSDI benefits, also listed in the Blue Book.
If you have a disability that doesn’t satisfy the exact requirements for one of these conditions can still be approved if the SSA decides your condition is medically equivalent to one of the impairments on this list. Your Tuscaloosa Social Security Disability attorney can help you work with the SSA to prove the severity of your disability and condition.
The Social Security Administration provides two types of benefits – Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
As you can see, the major difference between the two programs is based primarily on income level.
You may file your own SSDI claim without the help of an attorney. However, even the most straightforward claim can be denied for any number of reasons – big or small. Having an experienced and competent lawyer on your side can make all the difference in whether your claim is approved or rejected.
Because of the complexity of SSDI and SSI claims, applicants can often get confused over medical terminology and complicated paperwork. Novice mistakes can result in denial of benefits – but don’t give up! The legal team at Mezrano Law Firm can help give you a better chance at approval and securing the benefits you need.
If you have any questions about SSDI, feel free to get in touch with us today.
The experienced Social Security Disability lawyers at Mezrano Law Firm can walk you through every step of the process to ensure you have the best chance at success. Let us help you with your initial claim, or build a strong appeal if your claim has been denied. Call us today at 205-206-6300 or fill out our contact form to set up a consultation at our Tuscaloosa office.