Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. Attorneys at Law

Appeal if denied Social Security disability benefits for illness

Being approved for a Social Security disability claim would be music to many Mobile residents' ears. The Social Security Administration evaluates and makes decisions on each person's individual illness or injury when a person applies for benefits due to their inability to work. Oftentimes, those seeking benefits are denied Social Security disability benefits for illness on their first attempt, for one reason or another. Appealing this decision is the best shot one would have at receiving these benefits.

It can be discouraging to hear of the denial of benefits that you applied for due to your illness that makes it difficult or impossible for a person to work. However, at Gardberg & Kimberly PC Attorneys at Law, we have seen many initially denied claims get approved in the appeals stage. That's why an ill or injured Mobile resident shouldn't give up when seeking SSD benefits. We represent SSD claims on all levels, from appeals to the initial request so wherever you are in the process, we can help.

If a person has contributed to SSA through their paycheck over the appropriate amount of time and if they meet other specific requirements, this is the first qualification for receiving SSD benefits. Also of course, the applicant's illness will be examined, medical records may be utilized in doing that. In addition, expert medical testimony may be sought to prove from a medical professional's perspective, the extent of the illness or injury. Beyond that, a person must have been ill and unable to work for at least one year.

You may know the extent of your illness because you have to live with it every day. You know how it impacts your life and the life of your loved ones. However, think of the application of SSD benefits as a fresh slate. The SSA has never experienced your illness firsthand so you have to prove to them that it's real and that it directly affects your inability to work and that one qualifies for Social Security disability benefits for illness.

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