Social Security Disability
The Social Security Administration pays benefits to people who cannot work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. Two programs are set up by the Social Security Administration regarding this need: SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Income). Generally, SSDI is based upon employment in “recent work” for a number of work quarters based upon age and date of disability. Generally, SSI is for individuals who have limited income and resources, meet certain living arrangement requirements, and suffer from a disability.
When is a Person Considered Disabled by Social Security Disability?
The Social Security Administration defines disability as the inability to work based upon a medical condition. This medical condition must last, or be expected to last, at least one year or result in death. For adults, Social Security applies medical and vocational rules to determine disability. Special rules apply to children who are disabled.
As many as 63% of initial claims are denied by the Social Security Administration. However, an initial denial does not mean that you cannot receive Social Security benefits. Generally, only 60 days are given to appeal the denial of your claim. You may appeal your case for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge and present testimony regarding your disability. It is recommended to employ a qualified attorney to represent you at this hearing.
Gadsden, AL Social Security Disability Lawyers
Burns Garner Law Firm represents individuals who have been denied their Social Security benefits. No attorney’s fee is charged unless we win your case. Contact us today to discuss the denial of your Social Security claim.
We sincerely appreciate you considering Burns Garner Law Firm for your potential Social Security claim.