Hoover, Alabama—part of Jefferson County—has many Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates. These legal professionals can assist members of the community throughout the application process for both SSDI and SSI benefits. As of December 2012, Jefferson County was home to 30,000 SSDI beneficiaries and 24,186 SSI beneficiaries.
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Further questions can be answered by a representative at your local Social Security field office. The office closest to Hoover is located at the following address:
1200 Rev Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd 1st Floor
Birmingham, AL 35235
(The entrance to this office is located on the corner of Rev Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard and 12th Street. The parking entrance is located on 12th Street.)
This office serves the following Alabama cities: Moody, Alton, Clay, Leeds, Morris, Palmerdale, Pinson, Trafford, Trussville, Vandiver, and Birmingham.
Hiring an Hoover Disability Attorney
Although applicants are not required to hire any attorney at any stage of the application process, it can greatly improve your chances of approval. This is because an attorney or advocate will have a thorough understanding of the disability benefit programs and will know how to present your claim successfully.
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A Hoover disability lawyer will often handle claims in the following cities: Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Helena, Birmingham, Fairfield, Bessemer, Pelham, Pleasant Grove, Irondale, Alabaster, Hueytown, Gardendale, Leeds, and Trussville.
If you have questions about the attorneys and advocates in your area, contact the Birmingham Bar Association:
Birmingham Bar Association
2021 2nd Avenue North,
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Hoover Disability Appeal Hearings
If after filing your initial Social Security Disability application, you are denied, you will have 60 days in which to file an appeal. The appeals process requires applicants to appear before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in an Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Because there is no ODAR in Hoover, Hoover residents will likely attend appeal hearings in the Birmingham ODAR.
Unfortunately, it can take up to a year for an appeal hearing to be scheduled. If, during this time, you find that extreme financial or medical distress makes it impossible to wait for your hearing, you may wish to request congressional intervention. This occurs when an applicant contacts his or her local congressperson to ask that he or she intervene with the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review on the applicant’s behalf. This can cause a person’s hearing to be expedited.
It is important to note that this is not guaranteed to work. However, it will in no way harm your claim. Your local congressman is:
1900 International Park Dr. Suite 107
Birmingham, AL 35243
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