Three words I hear a lot these days when dealing with a Social Security Disability claim are Covid, closings, and confusions. The days of getting in your car and driving to the Social Security office to file a claim or get information ended last year. And the reopening date for Social Security offices is unknown. However, do not let Covid or closings cause you confusion or dismay. Gardberg and Kemmerly is here to help. You can all us at 251-343-1111. Additionally, even though you can not stop by the Social Security offices, our office is open. Wear a mask, wash your hands and come on in! We are here to help and answer your questions. We will do our best to get your claim filed.
To file a claim at this time, you have to call the Social Security office. This usually means sitting on hold for a long wait to talk to someone. And that is if you are not disconnected after holding for 10-20 minutes. If you have worked 5 of the last 10 years, you should be eligible for a Disability Insurance claim based on your work credits. Those claims can be filed online.
If you have not worked, then you do have to file the claim over the phone. That requires making an appointment with your local Social Security office. We have a comprehensive list of what is needed to file your claim so as not to delay the process and get your claim started immediately. Additionally, we can assist with online claim filing, whether that is helping in an App-assist, helping you complete an already started claim, or checking the status of a claim you already filed.
We live in a time of change, but let us handle the confusing parts. Our office is in constant contact with SSA, the Hearing office, and supervisors regarding the best way to facilitate and represent our clients in their disability claims. We here at Gardberg and Kemmerly specialize in disability claims and are watching all new procedures closely as we navigate these changing times. If you have a claim for disability and need assistance please call our office at 251-343-1111 for a free consultation on your VA and/or SSA claim. Gardberg & Kemmerly specializes in helping the injured and disabled in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana.