Social Security Disability Insurance
Many people think of Social Security benefits as something workers receive after they retire. That’s only part of the story. One type of Social Security, known as Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI for short, sustains working people who have become disabled by an injury, disease or other medical condition and can no longer work to support themselves.
At the Pennington Law Firm, LLC, in Birmingham, Alabama, we help disabled people obtain SSDI benefits from the Social Security Administration. Our founding attorney, John M. Pennington, is a highly experienced SSDI attorney and a former registered nurse. He understands the medical conditions that qualify one for SSDI benefits as well as the best strategies for filing SSDI claims.
What Is Social Security Disability Insurance?
SSDI is a benefits program that workers contribute to as part of their Social Security payroll taxes. SSDI benefits are intended to provide financial relief for people who have paid into the system but who can no longer work due to a medical condition or disability.
If you apply for SSDI, you must be able to prove that:
- You have a qualifying disability
- You have a documented work history of paying Social Security taxes
- You have been (or be expected to be) unable to work for one year or longer
Your age and education level are also considered; your household income and other assets are not. SSDI benefits are paid monthly based on your lifetime earnings and can be distributed for as long as you remain disabled.
Appealing A Denied SSDI Claim
We can also help you appeal your SSDI claim if it was denied. It is important that you retain an experienced disability lawyer to help you gather needed medical evidence, prepare paperwork and navigate the federal bureaucracy so you can obtain the benefits you need and deserve.
Learn More About Your Options For SSDI. Call The Pennington Law Firm Today.
Our Birmingham Social Security Disability Insurance lawyer can explain everything you need to know in a free consultation. Contact us at (205)314-5735 to learn more about your options. We offer all new clients a free initial consultation.