Intelligent, Aggressive Representation For The Injured And Disabled

Attorneys Gardberg & Kemmerly
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Serving SSDI Claimants Throughout The Gulf Coast

If the Social Security Administration denies your disability benefits application, don’t take no for an answer. Most SSDI claims get rejected the first time. We thoroughly understand the appeals process and what’s necessary to make a strong benefits case.

Our attorneys at Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. Attorneys at Law, have won thousands of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims and helped our clients receive the financial and medical benefits that can change their lives.

Why First-Time Applications Often Get Rejected

There’s nothing more devastating than receiving that rejection letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA). You’re not alone; more than half of disability claimants face rejection the first time around. This can happen for several reasons. Some of those include:

  • Lacking sufficient medical evidence: Medical records alone are not enough to qualify you for disability benefits. Not only must your medical records show that you have a disability, they must demonstrate how your condition directly interferes with your ability to perform your job duties. You can also face rejection if your medical records show insufficient or inconsistent treatment of your disability.
  • Submitting multiple applications: After a denial, some people try to reapply for benefits. However, if the SSA sees that you are applying being recently rejected, there’s a good chance they’ll reject you again. The best way to proceed is by appealing your rejection with help from an attorney.
  • Not having a qualifying condition: The SSA has a blue book of physical and mental conditions that they say can qualify people for disability benefits. However, your conditions doesn’t fit neatly into a box. Your experience with your condition is unique to you and the SSA doesn’t always see that at first.
  • Lacking sufficient work credits: You must accumulate a certain number of work credits to qualify for disability benefits. These credits are based on your annual wages through a W2 job or self-employment. Typically, you need around 40 work credits to qualify, and you need to have earned at least half of those credits within the last decade. The rules surrounding these work credits are sometimes unclear and can change. We can help you stay up to date on these rules and determine how to proceed with your appeal.

None of these reasons should discourage you from appealing your benefits denial. When you have the right lawyers, you can increase your chances of success in obtaining the disability benefits you need. Call 251-243-7872 to begin the appeals process today.

We Care And Are Here To Help

Our firm can make the difference between losing everything you have worked for and having the medical and financial resources provided by disability insurance. These benefits often extend to your family and help provide for them while you treat your condition.

We offer a free case evaluation and accept cases on a contingent fee, meaning you only pay if we win.

Our lawyers represent SSDI claimants at all levels of the disability process, from initial application to appeals to federal court. We represent clients in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

Call us at 251-243-7872 or 877-539-1739 or visit our contact page.