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There’s no shame in filing for disability. In fact, it’s the right thing to do if you’re disabled and unable to work. The alternatives can be grim to say the least. Even though you can’t work, you still have to support your family, which is why our government amended the Social Security Act of 1935 to include disabled Americans that can no longer work. It’s a safety net put in place to catch those that can no longer make ends meet for themselves, and if you’re truly disabled, you have a right to them.

Unfortunately, securing benefits can be difficult on your own. In fact, more than two-thirds of all initial applications are denied, leaving thousands of people each year wondering how they’re going to make it financially. The roadblock for most is the Social Security Administration’s definition of disabled. Essentially, you are considered eligible for disability benefits if you can no longer do any type of work, not just the work you have always done. For instance, if your disability prevents you from doing even the simplest work task, such as taking tickets at a movie theatre, then you probably qualify for benefits. However, proving that degree of disability on your own can be difficult, which is why you need an experienced lawyer on your side.

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, give us a call immediately for a free consultation. We’ve helped people from all over Alabama get the benefits they deserve, and we’re ready to put that experience to work for you as well.