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110,000 Americans Died While Waiting for a Social Security Disability Hearing

110,000 Americans Died While Waiting for a Social Security Disability Hearing

From 2008 to 2019, almost 110,000 people died as they awaited an appeal after initially being denied Social Security disability benefits, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Fears are that waiting time for a hearing may grow given the recent job losses related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In Alabama, the average time from when you initially apply for disability benefits to when you actually have a hearing on your case is 474 days. The national average is around 440 days, so Alabama is not far from the national average.

If you believe that you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits or SSI benefits, my advice is to obtain the services of an experienced Social Security Disability attorney who can help you wade through the confusing paperwork and use this time to help prepare the best case possible and argue on your behalf before an Administrative Law Judge.

The Alabama Social Security Lawyers at Powell and Denny have 57 years of combined experience in handling Social Security Disability claims, and we would like to put our knowledge at work for you.  If you live in Alabama and have been denied Social Security Disability benefits but believe that you are disabled, don’t give upcontact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Social Security Disability lawyers at Powell and Denny today for a free consultation.  Virtual appointments are available via Zoom for you wherever you may live.

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Powell and Denny have been selected as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report for each of the last 7 years, have been selected as one of Birmingham’s Top Lawyers by B-Metro Magazine for the last 3 years, have been selected by The National Advocates as one of the Top 20 Workers’ Compensation Firms (plaintiffs) and Powell and Denny, P.C.-has been selected as one of the “Best of the Best” law firms by The American Registry.

Mr. Denny is AV rated by Martindale Hubbard (the highest rating possible) and Mr. Powell has been rated as Superior by The National Registry

+ Powell and Denny have successfully represented disabled workers from Birmingham, Huntsville, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Athens, Decatur, Town Creek Ardmore, Hartselle, Madison, Toney, Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, New Hope, Guntersville, Albertville, Boaz, Ashville, Anniston, Gadsden, Cullman, Jasper, Gardendale, Morris, Kimberly, Centerpoint, Leeds, Tarrant City, Fairfield, Hueytown, Bessemer, Adger, Tuscaloosa, Cordova, Alabaster, Pelham, Harpersville, Opelika, Phenix City, Montgomery, Clanton, Calera, Enterprise, Monroeville, Mobile, Evergreen and towns and cities in between.

 

110,000 Americans Died While Waiting for a Social Security Disability Hearing

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