Regardless of whether you were injured or born with a disability, filing for these benefits can be challenging. The same is true for social security benefits, with many complicated forms to fill out and send to the right place and many deadlines for filing, sending, returning, and filling out specific documents. Without strict adherence to Alabama state law, you could lose your opportunity to make a claim for disability or social security benefits.
There are three governmental branches that relate to social security and/or disability benefits in the United States, each with separate regulations and requirements for filing a claim on your behalf or someone else’s. We understand which cases should be brought before which branch, and what constitutes a legal claim for disability/social security benefits in the states of Alabama and Georgia. The three branches are:
- Federal Social Security Administration (or SSA),
- Social Security Disability Insurance (or SSDI), and
- Supplemental Security Insurance (or SSI)
A Complicated Task
The laws are different for adults than they are for children, and we understand the complexities of both sets of regulations. Our decades of experience dealing with social security and disability benefits in Alabama—and Georgia—are invaluable when you are dealing with a government agency with the sole goal of denying as many claims as possible to cut down spending. Their job is to protect the thousands that have a legitimate claim against decreased benefits due to more claiming monies that they are not entitled to claim. Let us help you present your case so that you are taken seriously!
Information You Will Need
When you schedule your initial consultation, our team of professionals will work with you to decide what documents, statements, and information apply to your specific case. Most likely, you will need a letter from your doctor stating that you are unable to work, medical records to back up the claim, your complete work history, and other supporting documentation. If the right documents are not filed, including this type of evidence to back it up, your claim could be denied!
Who Can File For Benefits
The law does not require that you file only on your own behalf, but also on behalf of a disabled child, current or former spouse, parent, special needs child, or widow/widower claim. It can be discouraging to be denied, but this is very common for a first attempt at a claim, and we are here to work with you through every step of the legal process. This includes all necessary appeals that relate to your social security or disability claim.