Social Security and Disability Benefits

As we grow older, we begin to see the importance of what we put into Social Security benefits each year. Some people are injured or unable to work anymore for whatever reason, and these benefits can mean the difference between starvation and homelessness and having what you need to survive. Social Security and disability benefits were designed for those who cannot work due to an accident, injury, permanent or long-term disability, or other problem, so make sure you are getting what you deserve from the government.

Legal Complexities

The legal process for filing for social security/disability benefits can be very confusing, with many important deadlines and documents that can make or break your case. Even with experienced help, these cases can take months—even years—to resolve, so make sure that you are in it for the long haul. We understand social security and disability law in the United States, and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goal of focusing on getting better without having to worry about how you will provide a roof over your head.

The laws in the United States are written so that the average citizen can lead a productive life, but sometimes the jargon is impossible for those without a law degree to read. Our team of professionals knows that you have enough to worry about with your health, and we are here to do the paperwork with you, guiding you along the legal process. We have more than twenty years of experience dealing with these types of cases, so let our knowledge be to your advantage.

Rules and Regulations

Whether you have tried to apply for these benefits and were denied or have never tried at all, we can sit down with you and work out a plan for the future. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will develop an individualized strategy for your life in regards to social security or disability benefits, and help you get started with the road to success. Even denials are no problem in most cases, as we can help you with the appeals necessary to make your case a success whenever possible.

You do not have to have medical problems in order to apply; your problem could be mental or physiological, depending on the nature of the problem. You may also be applying for a loved one, so be sure that you bring as much supporting evidence as possible to your consultation. Contact us to find out what you should bring and schedule your consultation as soon as possible!


About handlawfirm

Born September 12, 1964, Ben earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from Auburn University in 1987 and a Juris Doctorate degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1990. Ben has been a practicing attorney since 1990 and spent six years in Central America. He is familiar with customs and conditions of the region and is fluent in Spanish. Ben established and is currently the Vice President of the Legal and Contracting with Emergency Response Training Systems, the only company to run military style software (jcats/acats) for training of civilian law enforcement (ERTS Opelika, Alabama). This also provides homeland security training for the Auburn University Homeland Security department. Ben Hand is the winner of various Who’s-Who Awards, the Republican of the year for 2001, and a Republican Nominee for the U.S. House in 1994. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Georgia. Ben founded Hand, Fellows and Associates law firm and is the founding member of the board of directors of Beacon University in Columbus, Georgia. Ben currently represents thirty-two different non-profit organizations in Alabama, Texas, Georgia and Tennessee. He is a business legal adviser to seventy-five different small businesses and corporations. Ben was hired by Chief of police, Terry Sanders, to represent him in a dispute with the Valley City Council in Valley, Alabama and was also hired by Chief of Police, Ben Brown, to represent him in negotiations with the Lanett City Council and the mayor of Lanett, Alabama. The former city attorney for Uniontown, Alabama, Ben is a city prosecutor for cities of Opelika and Roanoke in Alabama. Ben is a family court referee in Lee County, Alabama and was appointed by Governor Bob Riley as an Administrative Law Judge for State Health Planning and Development Agency. He successfully represented the State Republican party in Lee County during Governor Bob Riley’s election challenge 2002. Governor Bob Riley was elected by a narrow margin and the outgoing Governor challenged the election. Ben was asked by Governor Riley to represent him in Lee County. Governor Riley won and the challenge was dropped by the outgoing Governor. Ben was a guest lecturer for the Auburn University Safe House. He instructed the local law enforcement and Domestic Violence counselors on obtaining protection from abuse orders. Ben was a guest lecturer for Auburn University SOAR for lawyers and realtors on construction law. He is an elder at Believers Church in Auburn, AL and on the board of directors for the Spirit of Life Church in Murfreesboro, TN. Ben is a Gideon speaker and member since 1992 and a Municipal Judge in Wedowee, Alabama since 1995. Ben%2
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