Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits exist to help people who are unable to work due to illness or injury… but nobody ever said they had to be easy to get. That’s where we provide the legal help you need. The disability attorneys at Carmichael Law Group have years of experience helping our clients navigate the complexities of the Social Security Administration, and help you get the best outcome possible.
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No Does Not Mean No
Statistically, more than two-thirds of all initial claims for disability benefits are denied. Turnaround time for most disability applications is around 3-4 months, and rejection after all that time can be heartbreaking. Don’t stop trying. In most cases, that denial has nothing to do with the substance or the merits of your claim, it was simply (what amounts to) an un-dotted “i” or an un-crossed “t.” The larger problem is that if you’ve never done this kind of thing before you probably don’t know where to begin looking for the mistakes, and if you do happen to find them, chances are you won’t know exactly how to fix them. We do.
If you have an application on file with the SSA (or you’ve already filed and rejected), we can go on record as your Social Security attorney and begin working on your claim. We know the timelines, we speak the language, and we have working relationships with the folks who’ll be reviewing your applications at the Disability Determination Service (DDS) in Alabama and the Disability Adjudication Service (DAS) in Georgia.
No STILL Doesn’t Mean No
In the event your case needs to be heard in front of an administrative judge, our team comes prepared. Some firms don’t take the time to meet with their clients until the day of a hearing. Not at Carmichael Law Group. We’ll meet with you prior to your hearing to prepare you for it, and when the time comes you’ll be ready to testify, and we will be ready to argue for the benefits you deserve.
Your Dothan Alabama Social Security Disability Lawyer
We are local – Our attorneys are familiar with local medical providers, the Social Security offices in Dothan, and even the particular concerns and tendencies of individual administrative law judges in our area.
- You will work directly with an experienced attorney – Your case will not be handed off to a paralegal.
- Our attorneys know the Social Security process – We handle Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) cases every day. Our attorneys are thoroughly familiar with the rules and procedures of the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)—and how to get the most beneficial results for our clients.
- Comprehensive legal services – Our attorneys are skilled at navigating the relationships between Social Security, workers’ compensation and long-term disability plans. This is critical, because if you are on workers’ compensation or are receiving some type of short-term or long-term disability benefits, you may also be able to collect Social Security Disability benefits. It is important to coordinate benefits between systems—such as SSD, WC, and LTD policies—in order to avoid possible offsets or credits.
- Carmichael Law does not give up – You’ve got a dog in this fight, and this dog will hunt
Free Consultation With our Dothan, AL Disability Attorney
For a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Dothan Social Security Disability lawyers, contact our firm.