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Disability Lawyer Fighting for You in South Alabama

How We Help You

If you are looking to file an application for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits on your own, consider this:

  • In 2013, over 70% of the applications for benefits filed in Alabama were initially denied.

If you’ve already filed your application for SSD or SSI benefits and been denied, your odds of successfully appealing the decision and obtaining benefits are even worse:

In 2013, over 80 percent of Requests for Reconsideration filed in Alabama were denied.

There are numerous reasons why applications or requests for reconsideration may be denied. However, many of those denials have less to do with whether the applicant is in fact “disabled” as defined under Social Security law and a lot to do with being unable to demonstrate and document the disability.
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The process of obtaining Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits can involve multiple stages, considerable paperwork and documentation, complicated procedural and evidentiary rules and requirements, and lengthy hearings and appearances before judges or other hearing officers. Every stage of this process presents its own challenges and pitfalls that may cost you your benefits.

From application to hearing to appeal and everything in between, Green Disability Law will work tirelessly on your behalf. We will guide you and keep you informed through every step of the process, giving you the best chance of a successful claim and getting the benefits you deserve as quickly as possible. And remember, you don’t pay anything unless we obtain benefits for you.

Here’s how Green Disability Law works for you at every step in the benefits process.

Application

The first step in the appeal process after a denial of your claim is to file a Request for Reconsideration and an Appeal Disability Report with the local SSA field office. The field office will then send your file back to the DDS office where the initial determination was made. Someone at the DDS office who was not involved in the initial denial of your claim will review your medical records and make a new determination about your disability.

Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge

If your claim is denied, or if you disagree with the results, you may request a hearing before a federal Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). This hearing is much like a trial, and proceeding without an experienced attorney is as unadvisable as doing so in court. We will prepare you for the hearing and the questions you may be asked when you testify; request the judge to subpoena witnesses; question and cross-examine witnesses and experts; and present new evidence or information to support your claim or which we believe was not previously considered.

Appeals Council & Federal Court

If the ALJ denies your claim yet again, we’re not done fighting for you. We will ask for a review before the Social Security Appeals Council, represent you in any further hearings if your case is remanded to another ALJ, and if necessary and advisable, proceed to file a lawsuit in federal court.

Needless to say, the process of seeking and obtaining benefits can be lengthy, time-consuming, costly and exhausting. While you are trying to recover from your disability or obtain the care, treatment, and resources you need, the last thing you need is the uncertainty and headaches of complicated legal procedures. At Green Disability Law, we use our extensive experience and success with Social Security disability matters to handle everything for you, every step of the way.

Disclaimer: The following language is required pursuant to Rule 7.2, Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct. No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

This website has been prepared by Green Disability Law for informational purposes only and does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.

GREEN DISABILITY LAW


Mobile
953 Dauphin St.
Mobile,  AL  36604
Phone:  251-433-1737
Foley
307 South McKenzie St., Suite 108
Foley,  AL  36535
Phone:  251-433-1737
Monroeville
201 Office Park Building, Suite 4
65 Pineville Road
Monroeville,  AL  36460
Phone:  251-575-3753
Evergreen
123 McIntyre Street
Evergreen,  AL   36401
Phone:  251-575-3753

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