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The SSDI/SSI Application Process

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides income for Americans who become disabled and can no longer work. Basic criteria to qualify for benefits include having worked and paid enough into the system prior to developing a “medically determinable” impairment expected to last 12 months or longer or lead to death.

The SSDI application process can be intimidating, especially given the accurate statement that well more than half of the disability claims filed are initially denied. In fact, simply deciding whether to apply is difficult for many people suffering from a wide range of serious physical and mental conditions. Contact us for information on your application.

At Friedman Law Firm, P.C., we offer informed, clear counsel early in this process. Getting us involved as you prepare and submit your application could help you proceed with confidence and avoid the hardship and lengthy delays that come with having to pursue a hearing or appeal.

Real Help Applying for SSDI in Birmingham, Anniston or Statewide in Alabama

Our dedicated disability attorneys have extensive knowledge of the criteria and processes used by the Social Security Administration (SSA). We have dealt with valid claims denied for a vast range of reasons — most due to the applicants not knowing what examiners look for and need to see when reviewing SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits applications.

If we do not believe you qualify for benefits at this time, that is what we will tell you. If you have a valid case, we can put our experience and resources to work immediately by helping ensure that:

  • Medical descriptions, terms and evidence included are as consistent as possible with the SSA’s list of impairments and other standards
  • Valid considerations such as your age, work history, side effects of medications you must take and others are properly emphasized
  • Your application appropriately addresses whether you are unable to work due to pain, limitation of motion, fatigue, anxiety, inability to focus and communicate, or other factors

Whatever your physical or mental disability, turning to our lawyers for upfront assistance may greatly increase the likelihood that you will succeed with your Social Security Disability claim. Although we succeed for many clients after claim denials, we value the opportunity to help people get benefits as early as possible. Please contact us by phone or e-mail to arrange a free consultation.