There are plenty of reasons to file for Social Security Benefits. Unfortunately, most people are usually turned away or discouraged after they have been denied. However, do not let that deter you from either appealing or reapplying.
If you are applying for SSDI or SSI benefits for the first time, or reapplying after a previous determination, there are several ways to file your application. The most common approach is to visit a local Social Security Administration building and apply in person. To find your local office, please visit the SSA Office Locater website here. Some of the more popular offices along the Gulf Coast are:
- Mobile, Alabama: 550 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602
- Pensacola, Florida: 411 W. Garden Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502
- Gulfport, Mississippi: 9394 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport, Mississippi 39503.
You can also apply for benefits over the phone at 800-772-1213. Additionally, an application for benefits may be applied for on the Social Security Administration website. The website will allow you to manage your application, your claim, and benefits, should they be awarded. To visit the SSA website click here.
If you have been denied by an initial determination, you can appeal the decision. The appeals process may be complicated and time consuming. Therefore, it may be in your interest to consult an attorney regarding your appeal. The Gulf Coast attorneys at Gardberg & Kemmerly have over twenty years of experience in reaching favorable decisions by appealing initial determinations with the Social Security Administration office. The attorneys at Garberg, , & Kemmerly will provide a free consultation and help guide you throughout the appeals process. Your timeline to appeal is short so do not delay.