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Dothan Alabama Social Security Disability Attorneys

Social Security Disability

If you have a physical or mental disability that prohibits you from being able to work, you may be able to collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).  SSDI is part of the federal Social Security program that provides monthly disability payments to those who are:

  •  Younger than retirement age
  • Unable to engage in substantial employment activities
  • Have enough quarters of work credit to qualify for benefits

To qualify, you’ll have to prove that you meet the Social Security Administration’s guidelines for being disabled.   You will have to prove that you’re incapable of completing substantial, gainful work.

It’s become increasingly complex to define who qualifies for SSDI.  Because of that, the Social Security application and decision process has become very stringent.  In fact, about ¾ of applicants are denied benefits on their first application. The good news is that between 60 and 70 percent are ultimately accepted after going through the appeals process.  However, negotiating the appeals process is very complicated, making it extremely important to hire the right attorney to help you qualify.

The Dothan, Alabama Social Security Disability  Insurance attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers can significantly improve your chances of being approved at the application stage or hearing level and help you avoid a lengthy and expensive appeals process.


Medicare Benefits

Getting your SSDI claim approved can also help you receive medical care under the federal Medicare program.  It can make the difference between being homeless with no medical care, or having a home  and medical care that could potentially save your life.

Medicare helps pay for:

  •  In-patient hospital care
  • Nursing care
  • Medications
  • Doctor’s fees
  • Other medical services and supplies

Medicare benefits are available for those who have been receiving SSDI benefits for two years or more, or people ages 65 and older.  However, Medicare does not cover long-term care, so if this is something you think you’ll need, you may want to consider private insurance options.


If You Have Been Denied Social Security Disability  Insurance

If your claim has been already been denied, Jacoby & Meyers can help.  We’ll be with you through the appeals process and we’ll help ensure that you get the money and medical coverage you deserve.

If you have applied or are thinking about applying for SSDI, please contact a Jacoby & Meyers Dothan, Alabama Social Security Disability  Insurance claims lawyers now to schedule a consultation.

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