For many hard-working Americans, developing an illness or injury that prevents them from working is a stressful scenario. Many people in Alabama and throughout the country depend on their paychecks every week to stay on top of their bills and to get their loved ones fed, clothed, and sheltered. That’s why losing their ability to do their jobs can be so devastating.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) withholds a small percentage of paychecks issued to workers in the U.S. In turn, that money is typically paid back to them when they retire. But some workers never make it to retirement age and instead leave the workforce due to illnesses or injuries. The SSA then uses the money they paid into the system via Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, which are designed to replace lost income.
People who receive SSD benefits can receive them for as long as they are disabled or until they reach age 65. At that age, disability benefits stop, and recipients instead begin receiving retirement benefits from the SSA.
At Norris Injury Lawyers, we know that the SSA strictly regulates who is eligible to receive SSD benefits, and many applicants are denied. Our Alabama Social Security Disability lawyers know how to build claims that get results the first time around, but we also know how to appeal claims that were previously denied.
If you or someone you love needs assistance with an SSD application or appeal, don’t hesitate to contact us. Call today for a free consultation.