SSD Benefits Lawyers

Many initial claims for Social Security benefits are denied. Do not give up. At the Birmingham, Alabama, Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, our attorneys have the legal skills and experience necessary to appeal denied Social Security claims and get our clients the benefits they need to pay their bills and support their families.

Social Security Benefits — More Than Just Retirement

When working Americans sustain physical, mental or emotional injuries that rise to the level of a disability and prevent them from maintaining employment, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may be available. In order to qualify for SSDI, you must pass an earning threshold. Once you have earned a specific amount of money during your lifetime, SSDI benefits are available in the event of a disability.

Because SSDI is only available to disabled workers, the amount of SSDI benefits paid is based off the disabled claimant's previous income. The more income you earned before your disability, the greater your SSDI payments will be.

If you have never worked, or have not earned enough income to meet the SSDI threshold, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available. At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, our lawyers will examine your case to determine whether you are eligible for SSDI or SSI in a free initial consultation.

Medicare And Medicaid Attorneys

After receiving SSDI benefits for two years, disabled workers may receive medical coverage under Medicare. Those receiving SSI are automatically eligible for Medicaid.

Sharing The Benefits: Social Security For Spouses And Dependent Children

Spouses and dependent children are also eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Once your Social Security Disability claim has been approved by the SSA, your spouse and dependent children may be eligible for Social Security benefits equal to half the amount of your SSDI benefits. Eligible family members include spouses age 62 or older or spouses who do not work but are taking care of children under the age of 16 or disabled children. Dependent children who are under 18 or who are severely disabled may also be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits based on your claim.

For a free evaluation of your Social Security claim, contact the Birmingham SSD benefits attorneys at the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt. Call us today at 205-208-7980 or toll free at 866-596-1238.