Apply for Social Security Disability in Pensacola & Mobile

Applying for benefits?

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits in Pensacola or Mobile involves pages and pages of forms and documents. If you make a mistake (even a minor one) you can hurt your chances of winning your claim. It's extremely important your forms are filled out accurately. We can help you with any questions you have about the application process. We're here to discuss the details of your claim. Call us today (800) 891-0567.

social security disability applicantSome people think proving a disability is as simple as bringing in a doctor's note saying they can't work. But that's just not how it works. You must legally prove you are "disabled" the way the Social Security Administration has defined it.

The agency considers you disabled under its rules if:

  • You cannot perform work you were able to before;
  • You cannot perform any other work due to your medical condition(s), age, education, and work experience; and
  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.

Applying for Social Security disability benefits is a complicated legal process. You must prove you are "disabled" according to the Social Security Administration's rules.

Why do many people consider applying for benefits difficult?

Many people believe if they simply explain their situation to Social Security or bring in a doctor's note, someone will understand and award them disability benefits. Unfortunately, that's not the way Social Security works.

Applying for Social Security disability benefits is a complicated legal process. You must prove you are "disabled" according to the Social Security Administration's rules.

Why are most people who apply for benefits denied?

The Social Security disability system involves thousands of complicated rules, regulations, and procedures. There are countless ways the Social Security Administration can deny your claim.

For example, a Social Security employee failed to obtain all your medical evidence, or the government used the wrong legal standard when evaluating your claim. Medical records can be interpreted in a number of ways, sometimes against you – so can your work history or your education. The Social Security Administration may rely on the opinions of doctors who never examine you and may fail to get the opinions of the doctors who know you best – your own treating doctors.

Sometimes the government will even deny your benefits because they "believe" you will get better and will be able to return to work. You may also lose your case if an appeal is handled improperly.

How likely are you to win benefits?

Gil Laden and his team can help analyze your claim and help you understand the complex nature of winning benefits. Contact us today to learn more.

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If you live in Southwest Alabama or Northwest Florida, your case will most likely be decided by judges in the Mobile hearing office.

Our office is located in Mobile. We have experience working with the local judges and employees in the Mobile hearing office.

The information on this web site is made available by Gilbert B. Laden, P.C., for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

He has been certified as a specialist in Social Security Disability Law by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy, as acknowledged by the Alabama State Bar.