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The Law Office of Clark, James, Hanlin, and Hunt

Alabama Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you have been disabled due to serious injury or illness, you may qualify for Social Security benefits. The law firm of Clark, James, Hanlin, and Hunt has the experience, legal knowledge, and access to medical and expert witness resources to ensure you receive the benefits you qualify for. Our established, professional relationships with a wide variety of medical doctors mean our clients receive the kind of medical attention and assistance they need to document and diagnose their condition correctly.

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Social Security Disability - An Overview

If you are considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, or if you are in the midst of appealing a denial of benefits, it is important to understand the Social Security Administration's approval process. In addition to meeting the definition of "disabled" and fulfilling the earnings requirements that the Social Security Administration dictates, you must present a convincing and organized claim. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can offer insight and guidance in your pursuit of benefits.

What Are Social Security Disability Benefits?

If your disability prevents you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration provides monthly benefits to people who meet strict criteria concerning work history and disability level. Because the application and appeals process can be complex, the assistance of an attorney can be enormously helpful.

Who Is Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

The federal Social Security Disability program provides benefits to qualified disabled individuals. The program sets out numerous requirements for recipients, including a strict definition of disability and a minimum work history.

The Social Security Disability Application Process

If you become disabled and your condition is expected to last for at least one year (or end in death), consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits. The sooner you start the application process, the less time you will have to wait for your benefits. The process can take a long time and require intensive documentation. It may be necessary to appeal a negative decision. The help of an attorney can guide you through the complex and demanding process.

The Decision and Appeal

The Social Security Disability benefits application and appeals process can seem daunting. The more you know, however, the better your chance of presenting your application in the best light possible. If you receive a negative decision, you have several opportunities to appeal it.