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Social Security Attorney in Southern Alabama Assisting Clients With Their Social Security Needs
How Can We Help You?
How Does the Government Define Disability?
If an injury or illness has made it impossible for you to earn a living, you may qualify for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA). This monthly payment is called Social Security Disability (SSD). That said, it’s actually a lot harder to get approved for SSD than you might think. The SSA has a strict set of guidelines for what types of disabilities are awarded financial assistance. The legal definition of disability is more specific under Social Security than other federal programs. A Social Security Disability Attorney can help guide you through the process.
In order to get approved for SSD, your disability must be expected to last at least 12 months or until death. Your condition also must be severe enough you cannot work or transition to another job. The Social Security Administration knows that there are people out there who try to take advantage of the system, so they make the process of qualifying lengthy and complex, often leaving Alabama residents worried about how they will make everyday expenses.
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When Should I Apply for Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability cases can last months, if not longer, and the truth is, over 70% of initial applications are denied. If your case is denied and you file an appeal, that’s a process that could drag on and on. That’s why it’s our advice to apply for SSD as soon as possible. This may mean as soon as your monthly income falls below the government’s minimum listed amount, or the day you stop working.
As a Social Security Disability lawyer, I know exactly what it takes to ensure your initial application has the required information and evidence to back up your claim and have the best chance to get approved. If you’ve been denied and want to appeal, Trusted Social Security Attorneys at Walton Law LLC will guide you every step of the way, making the process as quick and seamless as possible.
Can I Afford a Social Security Attorney?
No matter the Alabama Social Security attorney you hire to help get your Social Security Disability benefits, the fees are regulated by the Social Security Administration. Your Social Security Attorney is required to file everything with the Social Security Administration and you will pay nothing out of pocket.
The majority of the time, the SSA will approve payments for legal services of no more than 25 percent of benefits or $6,000, whichever is less. This doesn’t take into consideration additional fees your attorney might need to expense, such as obtaining medical evaluations or filing paperwork, but these fees are usually nominal.
Social Security Attorney Randy Walton handles SSD applications and appeals every single day. He knows what your SSD application needs and the way that information should be presented to get you approved.
Frequently Asked Questions
- You can go into your local Social Security office and apply in person.
- You can apply online at the Social Security Administration’s website.
- You can call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 and apply over the phone.
- Are you currently working?
- Is your condition severe enough to prevent you from working?
- Is your condition listed on the SSA’s list of approved impairments?
- Will you be able to do the work you were doing in the next 12 months?
- Can you transition to any other type of work?
How Are We Different From Other Law Firms?
When it comes to filing for Social Security benefits, you may be hesitant to enlist the help of a social security attorney. The Social Security Administration has a website that’s relatively easy to navigate and you’re already worried about your financial situation. But did you know SSD applicants who work with a lawyer are almost three times more likely to get approved? At Walton Law LLC, we go above and beyond for each and every one of our clients because we know how it feels to be overwhelmed by an unexpected financial burden. We’ll help you navigate the SSD benefits program with compassion and care. Walton Law LLC will make sure you get the financial relief you need.