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Birmingham Disability Lawyer Is it hard to get Social Security Disability benefits

Birmingham Disability Lawyer Is it hard to get Social Security Disability benefits? For the fourth straight year, the number of persons awarded Social Security Disability benefits dropped. For 2014, only 32.16% of persons applying for Social Security Disability benefits were awarded benefits.

So yes, it is hard to get awarded Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)-despite the misinformation spread by the likes of Senator Rand Paul.

Many people believe that they do not need the services of an experienced Birmingham Disability lawyer. They believe that their condition is so obviously disabling and that the Social Security Administration will agree and award them disability benefits as soon as the Social Security Administration's office personnel order and read their medical records, but this rarely occurs with your initial application.

No, you do not have to have a disability lawyer represent you in your case, but it would probably be a very good move if you did. An experienced Birmingham Disability lawyer can be invaluable in that: (i) they will work to ensure that all your relevant medical records are admitted into evidence; (ii) they will be asking your treating physicians relevant questions which go to the heart of your disability claim (a note from you doctor saying you are disabled is good to have, but not nearly as effective as a questionnaire from your specialist which deal specifically with the legal theory surrounding your claim); (iii) generally your lawyer bears most of the cost of your appeal up front and is reimbursed upon a favorable decision-medical records and opinions from your treating physicians are not free; and most importantly, (iv) an experienced Birmingham Disability Lawyer has knowledge about the law concerning Social Security Disability. The Social Security Administration follows the laws set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations, and the Code sets forth the legal analysis necessary to allow an Administrative Law Judge to rule that you are disabled. An experienced Alabama Social Security Lawyer will be knowledgeable of the legal findings necessary for a person to be awarded Social Security Disability benefits and will hopefully be able to work with your treating physicians on getting the evidence presented in terms acceptable to the Social Security Administration. Knowledge of the Social Security Rules is invaluable in assisting a treating physician help their patient obtain Social Security Disability benefits.

If you believe that you are disabled and you have questions about your right to Social Security Disability benefits and/or SSI benefits, don't hesitate to call and talk to one of the experienced Birmingham Disability Lawyers at Powell and Denny today.

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