Social Security Disability
Becoming disabled is something that most people never want to think about. It can happen at a moment’s notice and at any age. Most people only vaguely notice the Social Security taxes/FICA withholdings that come out of their payroll check each week and never realize the purpose of those withholdings. Social Security Disability is not a welfare program. Each paycheck you put money into the Social Security System. This money is used for you, if you become disabled or once you reach retirement age. However, the chances that you will become disabled are probably greater than you realize. Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 3 in 10 chance of becoming disabled before reaching full retirement age. Once you become disabled, the impact of your lack of understanding of such benefits hits you like a ton of bricks! You need answers! You need answers fast! You don't know where to turn! You need immediate knowledgeable help! This is the time when you need to find a Montgomery, Selma, and Central Alabama Social Security lawyer with a thorough understanding of the Social Security process and its procedures. This is when you call The Sellers Law Firm. All of our consultations are always free, and our phones are answered 24 hours a day! We encourage people to make an appointment and come meet the team that will represent you in getting your Social Security money and benefits.
To you qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI, you must meet certain medical and non-medical requirements. The medical requirements for both Social Security Disability and SSI state that you must have a physical or mental impairment which prevents you from engaging in substantial gainful employment for a period of at least 12 months. The non-medical requirements are different for Social Security Disability and SSI, but both are issues relating to when you last worked and how many “quarters” or “credits” you have earned with the Social Security Administration. To qualify for SSI, you will also be asked about household income and your assets.
Also, you should know that if you have never worked, have not worked in the past 4 years, or have not had substantial gainful employment, you probably will not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. However, there are other programs offered through Social Security for which you may qualify. SSI or Title XVI benefits, Disabled Adult Spouse benefits, Disabled Spouse or Disabled Widow benefits may be available for you. These programs offer a monthly compensation check and/or medical benefits. Just because you may not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits does not mean you should not apply! Do not give up! Let us look for options!
The Montgomery, Selma, and Central Alabama Social Security lawyers at The Sellers Law Firm are experienced Social Security attorneys and have dedicated their practice to the representation of disabled clients. By doing this, they have developed a strong understanding of the ins and outs of getting their clients Social Security and SSI benefits. Our Social Security lawyers understand the rules, the processes, the procedures, and all parties that are involved. The included information on this website may be very detailed, but it is provided to assist you in becoming familiar with the Social Security basics. However, if you or a family member is in need of assistance in receiving Social Security benefits, please feel free to give us a call. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and would welcome the opportunity to represent you during this trying time.
Remember, The Sellers Law Firm has an office near you. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you or your family in this very difficult time. For years we were asked, “Why don’t you have an office near me?” We have answered the “near me” question! We are located in Montgomery, Selma, Greenville, and Troy. We want to be your lawyers so call or text us today at 334-LAWYERS (334-529-9377). Our phone lines are answered 24 hours a day, and we can usually meet with you within 24 hours! We don’t get paid unless you get paid! You may use the Contact Form on our website, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope and help are what we offer, and there is never a fee for a consultation! Remember that doing nothing, changes nothing!