Alabama SSD Requirements Attorney
SSD refers to Social Security Disability Insurance, a Social Security program that provides disabled applicants who are unable to work for a year or more with monthly payments. In order for an applicant to be approved for SSD benefits, the applicant must qualify on two levels: they must have either a physical or mental disability that prevents them from working and they must qualify financially. Most applicants – around 70% – are initially declined. Many find the application process confusing and do not know how to apply successfully. The applicant’s chances of approval increase upon appeal, especially when they are represented by experienced social security attorneys. The Law Firm of Wettermark & Keith offers a free consultation to SSD applicants.
Specific SSD Requirements
According to the Social Security Administration, in order for an applicant to qualify for disability benefits, they must have performed work in approved Social Security jobs. Additionally, they must have a medical condition that falls within the definition of “disability” according to Social Security. Payments are not made for either partial disability or short-term disability.
- You must not be able to do the type of work you did before you were disabled
- The disability must be expected to last at least a year (or already has been a year), or until death
Social Security has a list of disabling impairments in “Disability Evaluation Under Social Security.” This is where medical professionals may refer to help them make a determination as to whether or not the applicant is disabled. Disabling conditions – impairments – are listed for both children and adults. A claimant’s medical history will be reviewed thoroughly. Other considerations include the applicant’s work skills, education and whether or not the applicant is able to learn a new work vocation.
Complimentary SSD Case Review by Qualified Alabama Attorneys
The disability applicant normally does not know how to successfully apply for benefits. This certainly is understandable – why should a new applicant have any idea how to succeed in this difficult process? It often takes years of study and experience for professionals to learn, so a new applicant surely cannot be expected to know what to do. That is why it is advisable to obtain representation from experienced attorneys who already have been through this process many times before. The qualified attorneys at Wettermark & Keith have a successful track record helping their clients obtain disability benefits. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you only pay legal fees after a successful result. To schedule a free case review, contact Wettermark & Keith at (205) 933-9500.