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Alabama Disability Lawyer BIRMINGHAM

Alabama Disability Lawyer BIRMINGHAM

If you live in Birmingham Alabama-or anywhere in Jefferson County, Alabama*- and have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, or SSI benefits, don't give up. The vast majority of disabled persons who apply for Social Security Disability benefits, regardless of their medical condition, are denied disability benefits on their initial application. Many of those applying for disability benefits believe that given the Social Security Administration's opinion that they are not entitled to Social Security Disability benefit here in Alabama, but that is not necessarily the case. If you are denied Social Security Disability benefits, don't give up, call an experienced Alabama Disability Lawyer--contact Powell and Denny

In order to be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits in Alabama, you must meet the Social Security Administration's definition of being disabled. In making this determination, the Social Security Administration follows a five step sequential evaluation process in order; if the Administration determines that you are not disabled at the end of the first step, their evaluation will continue to the next step of the evaluation process until it has been determined that you are either disabled or not. In our last blog we discussed the first step of the evaluation process, in this blog we will explain step two.

At step two, the Social Security Administration must determine whether you have a medically determinable impairment that is "severe," or a combination of impairments that is severe. An impairment, or combination of impairments, is found to be severe if it significantly limits an individual's physical or mental abilities to do basic work activities; an impairment that is not severe must be a slight abnormality (or combination of slight abnormalities) which have no more than a minimal effect on your ability to do work activities, meaning that only the most trivial impairments are listed as not being severe. If the Administration finds that you have a severe impairment, then they will proceed to the next step of the sequential process.

If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits in Alabama, but you believe that you meet the legal definition of disabled, don't give up. Call Powell and Denny today.

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