If you have been injured in a manner that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to government benefits. Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income and other government-provided benefits are designed to assist those who can no longer obtain the income needed to assist themselves. However, even if you are eligible for Social Security benefits, you might experience some difficulty in trying to obtain them since the administration may oftentimes fight and deny claims.
An Alabama Social Security attorney can help you get the benefits that you deserve by ensuring that your case is presented in the best manner possible. Attorneys have the skills and knowledge to better help you obtain your Social Security benefits the first time you apply for them. Even if you have already applied for benefits and had your claim denied, an Alabama Social Security attorney can help you procure them. Attorneys can help you determine whether or not you are eligible for Social Security benefits in the first place and, if so, what type of benefits you qualify for. Then, they can help you determine the extent of income you are entitled to for your injuries.
The Social Security Administration outlines all the criteria that affect your eligibility for Social Security benefits. Some of the criteria that goes into the evaluation process includes the income that you’ve lost because of your injuries, the amount of your past and future medical expenses, the impact on your future earning capacity, the permanent limitations that your disability has caused you, your age, the activities you can no longer do because of your disability, the activities you can do, but don’t do because of your disability and your prognosis for additional problems.
One way that an attorney can help you receive your Social Security benefits is by being relentless. If your claim is denied, an attorney can help you appeal the administration’s decision by taking your case all the way to the U.S. Court of Appeals if necessary. Sometimes multiple attempts are required before you are awarded your Social Security benefits, so don’t be discouraged and let an Alabama Social Security attorney assist you.