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Getting Someone Capable and Experienced to Help You with Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can make a major difference in your life when you can’t work because of health problems.

You get monthly checks to help cover your expenses. You get eligibility for Medicare. In one of the hardest times you’ve ever been through, you get a chance to breathe.

A certain type of lawyer—a Social Security Disability lawyer—helps you get benefits.

It’s important to understand that most people who apply for benefits—as many as 80%—are denied

The process is brutal. But it costs you nothing up front to have an experienced disability attorney work on your claim. You only pay an attorney fee when you win.

And government reports have found that having a representative like a lawyer can increase your chances of approval by nearly three times when you have a hearing with a disability judge.

The Clarkson Firm has an Alabama disability attorney who:

  • Has helped thousands of people
  • Has more than a decade of experience with disability cases
  • Keeps you updated in plain language and treats you with respect

Talk to us in Birmingham, Gadsden, Montgomery, Mobile, all of North Alabama, the Black Belt, the Gulf Coast, Chattanooga, the state of Tennessee, and throughout the Southeast.

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When Should I Get a Lawyer for My Social Security Disability Case? How Much Do They Cost?

Some people apply for disability benefits on their own, and then talk to a lawyer when they’re denied and need to appeal. Some law firms will even tell you to do that.

You definitely should talk to a lawyer after you’re denied.

But the best time to get a lawyer for your Social Security Disability case is when you first apply.

Not only can this help you avoid mistakes, it can turn out to cost less.

Disability lawyers get paid out of back benefits you receive when you’re awarded Social Security Disability. Your back benefits cover the time you spent waiting to be approved. It can be months, maybe a year or more.

If you work with a disability attorney from your initial application and you get approved on your first try, you won’t have as long a wait time, or as much, or anything, taken out of back pay.

Lawyers receive 25% of your back pay, up to a limit of $7,200. 

The Clarkson Firm is happy to help from your first application, regardless of whether your case takes a little time or a lot, and whether our fee is bigger or smaller.

The main thing we want is to see you moving forward with your life after the harsh interruption of bad health and money trouble.

We’re a family disability law firm with a mission to help other families.

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How Does Social Security Disability Work? Get Answers.

Social Security Disability is a huge, complicated program that often doesn’t seem like it cares much about you and your needs. Can’t get answers to your questions? Your disability attorney from The Clarkson Firm is the one who truly cares and guides you. Talk to us.

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“I’m in my mid- to late thirties an experienced trauma to my back that I never expected at such a young age. The Clarkson Firm worked hard for me through my disability case and my appeal process. They stayed in constant communication to help me win my case. Not only are they excellent at what they do, but they truly care. I highly recommend The Clarkson Firm. Abbey Clarkson is an outstanding person and lawyer!

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