Experienced Social Security Lawyer Helping Clients in Jasper and North Alabama
Being denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be devastating, especially after you’ve spent years paying into the system. Fortunately, attorney Don Bevill has made it his life’s work to assist Jasper and North Alabama residents in receiving the financial assistance they deserve. If you’ve recently been denied access to SSDI or SSI, call (205) 221-4646 as soon as possible.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
While a large number of Alabama residents receive SSDI, the number of applicants who are denied benefits during the application process is one of the highest in the United States. Indeed, more than 70% of SSDI claims received in Alabama are initially denied. Furthermore, nearly 75% of Alabama SSDI applicants are also denied during the first stage of the appeals process. Sadly, the majority of SSDI applicants in the state of Alabama must appear before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) before receiving the disability benefits to which they are entitled.
Appealing a Denial
The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is the agency responsible for scheduling disability hearings for applicants who are appealing a denial. Where you live within the state of Alabama will determine which ODAR office handles your disability case. Your location will also determine how long you must wait to bring your case to court.
Consulting a SSDI Attorney
Attorney Don Bevill will work with you to prepare your SSDI claim and ensure that the paperwork is prepared properly. Don will also see to it that your application for SSDI is presented to the Social Security Administration (SSA) in a way that enhances your chances of receiving compensation. In the event that your SSDI application is still denied by the SSA, Don will help you file an appeal.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
In order to be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you must be 65 or older, disabled and/or blind. Many SSI requirements mirror those of SSDI, including the standards used to determine disability for adults. Children under 18 are a different story, however, and may qualify for SSI due to a number of conditions which do not apply to adults.
SSI Versus SSDI
SSI differs significantly from SSDI in that the main criteria for disabled individuals is a demonstrated financial need. Conversely, SSDI is based on an individual’s time spent working and their average income. If you qualify for SSI due to your disability, the SSA may continue to periodically review your case. The SSA will determine, using medical reports from your doctor, whether your disability has improved to the extent that obtaining gainful employment is no longer an impossibility.
Deny, Deny, Deny
Nearly 70% of Alabamans’ SSI claims are denied upon first being processed. Don’t allow this to discourage you from seeking SSI benefits, however, especially if you have the assistance of a skilled SSI attorney. If you are disabled and have sufficient financial need, your claim may be accepted during the appeals process. Bevill & Bevill Law Firm has been helping disabled folks throughout Jasper and North Alabama for nearly two decades, and Don has made it his life’s work to ensure that you and your family obtain the peace of mind you deserve.
Contact Bevill & Bevill, LLC Now to Get Started
It is simply unconscionable that innocent Alabamans continue to be denied access to much needed SSDI and/or SSI. Don’t put off your future any longer — attorney Don Bevill has the experience and skill set necessary to help you secure the outcome you deserve.