Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are in place to protect you should you lose your ability to support yourself due to a life-limiting health condition. For more than 15 years, The Gil Law Firm has been helping Dothan, Alabama, residents navigate the challenges of Social Security Disability.
Here the attorneys debunk three common myths about SSDI:
- "If I Get Social Security Disability, I'll Get It For Life." Actually, it's not guaranteed you will receive SSDI for the rest of your life. In some circumstances, Social Security will check in with you (and your doctors) to see if your condition has improved. If your medical records indicate significant improvement, you might lose your SSDI. Your attorney at The Gil Law Firm will help you understand your legal options if you are in jeopardy of losing the benefits you need.
- "I Won't Even Apply Because They Reject Everybody." Clearly, Social Security does not reject every SSDI applicant, though it is true that a large number of first-time applicants are turned down. In 2013, 33% of applications were approved. But this doesn't mean you shouldn't try. If you are denied, there is an appeals process in place to help you challenge the decision; The Gil Law Firm's Social Security Disability lawyers will represent your interests if your application is denied.
- "My Doctor Told Me I Was Disabled, So I Qualify For SSDI Now." Unfortunately, it's not quite that easy. While a doctor's verification is indeed helpful, Social Security still has to reach the same conclusion. Legal considerations come into play, and these form a large part of the final ruling you receive. Your lawyer at The Gil Law Firm will work with you to tackle the legal side of your Social Security Disability case.
Call The Gil Law Firm at (334) 673-0100 to schedule an appointment with a Social Security Disability lawyer today. Visit the firm's website to learn more about Attorney Rafael Gil III and his practice. By being informed about the application process, you can increase your chances of receiving Social Security Disability coverage.