Regular Disability Benefits (DIB)

Individuals who develop a disease or become physically or mentally disabled and cannot perform gainful work for an extended period of time may qualify for regular Social Security disability benefits. To be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD), otherwise known as Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB), you must be disabled and unable to work for a minimum of 12 consecutive months, and you must meet specific work requirements set forth by the Social Security Administration.

Why You Need A Qualified Alabama DIB Attorney
You can choose to apply on your own or with the help of an experienced attorney. If you choose to apply for SSD benefits on your own, you can do so at your local Social Security office, by telephone, or online at the Social Security Administration website at If you apply and are denied, don't be discouraged. It is estimated that 60-80% of first-time applicants are denied. An individual may be denied regular disability benefits if they have not paid into the Social Security system long enough, are not a U.S. citizen or are not considered disabled under Social Security's strict definition. If your DIB claim was denied, you have 60 days to appeal from the date of your denial. But if you miss the time limit for filing an appeal, your appeal may be barred. It's important to talk with a skilled attorney who has experience navigating the DIB appeals process and to begin the appeal of your denial promptly.

Applicants who have experienced attorneys are more likely to be successful at every stage of the application and appeal process.

Contact a DIB Benefits Attorney
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.

Mr. Benson has dedicated his law practice to treating each client with dignity and respect while determining the best course of action to help them recover the compensation they deserve. He advocates for his clients in Montgomery, Alabama, and across the U.S. on a daily basis to make sure their rights are protected and fights for the benefits they deserve.