Suffering an injury or developing an illness that prevents you from returning to work is devastating. Your family relies on your paycheck to make ends meet, and when you’re unable to do your job, you’re not earning the money you depend on.
Thankfully, you’re eligible to receive money that you paid into the Social Security Administration (SSA) via every paycheck you’ve earned during your career, but as you may have already found out, getting approved for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits isn’t easy.
The SSA denies more than 60 percent of the applications it receives, and many of those applicants give up. At Norris Injury Lawyers, we want you to know that an initial rejection doesn’t mean you’re without recourse. Our Alabama Social Security Disability lawyers know how the SSA works, and whether we’re building an initial SSD claim or preparing an appeal, we know how to maximize our clients’ chances of approval.
Alabama recently eliminated the reconsideration step in the appeals process, which means we can now directly appeal rejected claims to the SSA that will be heard by an administrative law judge. However, you must act fast, as you have only 60 days from the date your claim is denied to request a hearing in front of a judge.
It’s important to act quickly during every aspect of an SSD benefits claim, whether you’re filing for the first time or appealing the SSA’s decision. Evidence can quickly disappear, and the longer you wait, the longer it will be until you get the money you need. Call today for a free consultation.