Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) affect millions of Americans, and sometimes obtaining the benefits of these programs can be difficult. Social Security Disability (SSDI and SSI) is a government program for monetary and insurance benefits for those that cannot engage in any substantially gainful activity. It pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. If you have applied for, and been denied social security disability benefits, you have a very limited period of time to file an appeal. Seek legal representation right away so that someone with experience can assist you in filing the appeal, and requesting a hearing date as quickly as possible.
It is extremely beneficial to seek legal representation in a situation like this because the forms and the process can be quite confusing. An experienced attorney will file an appeal immediately, and send in the appropriate forms and medical documentation to prove your disability. At the hearing, an experienced attorney will frame your case in its best light to prove to the administrative law judge that you are unable to work.
The Social Security Disability office is constantly busy, so it may take a year or two before a hearing date is set to actually hear the appeal. Requesting a hearing as soon as possible will help secure an appeal date quicker. If you have been denied Social Security, or have any further questions, stop by our office at 51 North Florida Street or call us at (251) 300-2000. You will meet personally with an experienced disability attorney.