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Social Security Disability in Birmingham, Alabama

Getting Disability Benefits Insurance in Birmingham

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Workers may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Birmingham if they have worked jobs covered by Social Security and paid enough in payroll taxes to be considered "insured" by the Social Security Administration.

Social Security Disability Insurance in Birmingham is only offered to those who are considered disabled by the Social Security Administration and who are unable to work for at least 12 continuous months due to a severe physical or mental health condition.

Claimants may receive Social Security Disability Insurance in Birmingham if they have paid employment taxes and have earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment. The amount of work credits needed to be insured will vary by age at the time of disability. Most full-time workers can earn 4 work credits per year.

Birmingham SSDI provides wage replacement benefits to the primary wage earners, but it can also be paid to widows, children, widowers, and disabled adults if they were disabled before they turned 22. Birmingham SSDI claimants may also receive Medicare coverage 24 months after the onset date of disability.

Claimants who have not worked or have not worked outside of the home, may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Birmingham. Birmingham Supplemental Security Income benefits are provided for the blind, aged (65 years or older) or disabled whose resources and income are below the levels allowed by the Social Security Administration. Birmingham Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants may also be eligible for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.


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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
in Birmingham, Alabama

If you live in Birmingham, Alabama, or any of the other cities in the area including: Fairfield, Irondale, Bessemer, Gardendale, Pelham, Leeds, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Pleasant Grove or Leeds, it is very easy to contact the Social Security Administration. You can contact the Social Security Administration in one of three ways:



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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
for Birmingham, Alabama


The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the Atlanta Region files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. This office services the 8 southern states of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama.

Social Security Administration
Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
Atlanta Federal Center, Suite 20T10,
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.,
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Telephone: (404) 562-1182
Fax: (404) 562-1152


-Birmingham Regional Hearing Office

Each request for a hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 35 hearing offices and one satellite office in the Atlanta region. The address, location and phone number for the Birmingham Regional Hearing Office is listed below:

Social Security Administration
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
1200 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd.,
1st Floor,
Birmingham, AL 35275

Telephone: (866) 613-2863
Fax: (205) 801-2983



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Disability Determination Services
in Birmingham Alabama


The Disability Determination Services (DDS) is funded entirely through the Social Security Administration (SSA) and they are responsible for making disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income in Birmingham and throughout the state of Alabama.

Applicants can apply for SSI or SSDI at their local Social Security Field Office and their SSDI or SSI applications are forwarded to DDS for a disability determination. The SSA, however, is responsible for making final decisions as to whether or not a person is eligible to receive benefits.

Disability Determination Services Office
P.O. Box 830300,
Birmingham, Alabama 35283

Phone: 800-292-8106

Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 2371,
Mobile, Alabama 36615

Phone: 800-292-6743


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Social Security Administration Offices
for the Birmingham Area


According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA field offices in Alabama perform a full range of services. Claimants may apply for SSDI or SSI, replace their Social Security cards, make changes to their benefits information or the SSA will help Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources apply for extra help with the cost of their prescription drugs under the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program. Below is a list of area social security offices for Birmingham.

Social Security Administration
Trussville Executive Park,
1972 Gadsden Highway,
Birmingham, AL 35235

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
1200 Rev, Abraham Woods Jr Blvd,
1st Floor,
Birmingham, AL 35235

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213


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Why do I Need a Birmingham Disability Lawyer?


Hiring Birmingham Social Security attorneys is your first step
towards getting the benefits you deserve


For those citizens that are age 50 and older, they may find with age that they are not able to perform their work duties as they once were. With age, our bodies tend to be able to cope less with strenuous and physical work than we did when we were younger. It is impossible to tell when a disability or injury will occur or at what age. Typically, if you experience a disability it could be particularly devastating to you because you have been a life long worker and possibly because you were simply not ready to retire. This is common for those who are aged 50 and older. When it comes to applying for social security disability, it may seem that much more strenuous and frustrating.

By enlisting the help of an Birmingham social security disability lawyer or bneefits advocate you will find that applying for social security benefits is not has overwhelming or hard as you may have thought. Perhaps you have already applied and have been denied, you may feel that you have no other options. A fact is that the social security administration almost always denies the first application you send in. This does not mean you are not eligible, it simply means that they do not make obtain social security disability an easy task. This where you will find that by obtaining the services of a caring, knowledgeable, and experienced Birmingham social security lawyer or disability advocate will come in extremely handy. A good team to have on your side when you deal with denials, appeals, or hearings.

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The social security administration will look at a variety of things when making the determination of eligibility for social security disability for those aged 50 or older. These specific things could include your age, as you age you will find that it becomes difficult to change careers, become trained in a new position, or adapt to your disability. They also take a look at your education, if you have less than a high school degree you will likely be unable to qualify for many of the types of jobs that could be performed with your specific disability. Additionally, they also look at your employment background. If you have always typically worked in a physical environment that took an extensive amount of physical labor or extremely limited job skills, you will likely have trouble obtain a job outside of that genre. Additionally, as we age it becomes harder to learn and retain newer job skills.

All of the criteria, if they apply to you, will likely help you qualify for social security disability, this along with the severity of the disability you have. It is generally understood, that most people aged 50 or older would simply rather be working, but sometimes events occur that you just cannot go on in the same manner anymore, this is where your chosen Birmingham social security disability lawyer or advocate can help you in getting the benefits you deserve.

If your claim is denied for any reason, consult your Birmingham social security disability attorney or benefits advocate for advice and further action.

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