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Can an attorney help me speed up my appeal time?

It's no secret that if a Mobile, Alabama, resident files a request for disability benefits, then they are in for a long wait. There is still a backlog of cases that can mean a person will have to wait months or even years before they have the opportunity to explain why they are entitled to benefits.

How many days do I have to appeal my unfavorable decision?

You went to a hearing and waited months only to receive an unfavorable decision from the judge. Do not despair! You do have options, but you do not have much time! The Social Security Administration (SSA) usually assumes you received the decision within 5 days of the date on the decision, and you have sixty days from the date you get the notice in order to appeal your denial. So essentially, it is generally calculated that you have approximately 65 days to appeal your denial of benefits.

Anticipating filing for SSD benefits? Here are some helpful tips

Have you suffered a life event like an injury or illness? While this can have a huge impact of a variety of factors in a person's life, finances can particularly take a beating. While one may have saved money in hopes of never needing to use their emergency savings, sometimes it isn't enough. If a person in Alabama is anticipating a big life change due to their illness or injury, Social Security disability benefits may be in order.

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