Getting Social Security Disability Benefits in Alabama
September 23rd, 2014|
When a person is no longer able to work because of a debilitating injury or medical condition, they may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits. There are currently millions of Americans who depend on such payments as their main source of income, many of whom live in Alabama.
A recent survey found there are currently an estimated 237,000 individuals living in Alabama who receive disability payments from the federal government. If spouses and children of those individuals are included, the number of disability recipients in Alabama swells to more than 300,000, or roughly 6 percent of Alabama’s population. According to Al.com, this leaves our state with the second highest number of Social Security Disability recipients in the nation.
Experts contend there could be several factors that have caused Alabama’s disability numbers to inflate, including the types of medications injury victims are prescribed. Data indicates states with high numbers of opioid painkiller prescriptions —such as Alabama—can expect to see higher rates of citizens applying for and receiving Social Security Disability.
Alabama’s top industries, such as manufacturing, mining, and construction, could also play a part in high accident numbers, as these are some of the most dangerous lines of work one could be involved in.
If you can no longer work due to an disability or medical condition, an Alabama Social Security Disability Lawyer from Norris Injury Lawyers can help you get the benefits you need—even if you were denied in the past. Call us at (888) 318-4245 to learn what we can do for you.