Social Security Disability Attorney

Generally, if a person has a physical or psychological (mental) disability that causes him/her to be unable to do any kind of work for which he/she is suited (given the person's age, education, and work experience) and the disability is expected either to last for at least one year or to result in death, then that person will be considered disabled for Social Security purposes. While that might sound straight-forward, the truth is that the process of securing SSD benefits is often complex and drawn-out. Most SSD applicants are denied benefits when they first apply. NOTE: If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits and been denied, you have 60 days to appeal from the date of the denial.

The attorneys at J. Clay Benson, Attorney at Law, will take on your case and fight the government for your benefits at any stage in your SSD application. Contact us today for a free initial consultation at (334) 356-1925, or toll free at (855)-94J-CLAY or fill out our online contact form.

About Social Security Disability Claims
Disabilities that prevent people from working are much more common than many people think. In fact, about 30 percent of all American workers will become disabled at some point in their career before retirement, according to the Social Security Administration.

Below is a list of physically disabling conditions that may qualify you for SSD:
  • AIDS
  • Alzheimer's
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema/Lung disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Heart Disease
  • Lupus and other auto-immune disases
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Seizures
What Qualifies As "Disabled" For SSD?
The key factor in determining your eligibility for SSD benefits is whether you suffer from a condition that will prevent you from working for 12 months or more. You must be totally disabled to qualify for SSD benefits.

The Social Security Administration considers you to be "disabled" and entitled to SSD benefits if:
  • You cannot do work that you did before;
  • The Social Security Administration decides that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a stressful time. You are unable to work, facing financial difficulties, and dealing with a severe injury or illness. It can be overwhelming, particularly since you are trying to get benefits from a system that you have paid into your entire working life.

What Are The Attorney Fees?
Attorney fees in SSD cases are based on a percentage of any sum recovered, with a maximum fee amount established by the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration must approve any attorney fee requests.

If our Alabama Social Security Disability lawyers agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if you recover money on your claim.

Contact an experienced SSD Attorney Today!
For over 15 years, J. Clay Benson, Attorney at Law, has represented individuals who have been denied their Social Security disability benefits. Call us today at ((334) 356-1925, or toll free at (855)-94J-CLAY or use our online contact form for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.