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How do I File a Claim for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Alabama Disability Attorneys: How do I File a Claim for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Once you have decided that you really should apply for disability benefits, you probably are unsure about how exactly to get started. This lack of knowledge often causes people to forgo applying for disability benefits for months to years because they would really rather be able to work and do not want to apply for disability benefits. While this sentiment is noble, if you are disabled, waiting will only cause you more stress and financial hardship and could make it considerable more difficult to prove your case when you do get around to filing.

If you believe that you are disabled, go ahead and apply for your SSDI and/or SSI benefits. You may get the process started by going to, or by calling your local Social Security Administration office to schedule a disability interview. To help you with the process, it would be a good idea to have already prepared a list of your employers for the last 15 years and of the physicians and medical personnel who have been treating you for the last few years.

If, after filing your application, your claim is denied, don’t give upContact one of the experienced Alabama Disability Attorneys at Powell and Denny today.

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