Tuscaloosa Social Security Attorney or Advocate

Data recorded in December 2011, shows that Tuscaloosa County was home to 9,115 SSDI recipients and 6,895 SSI recipients. If you are a resident of Tuscaloosa, AL (Tuscaloosa County) and can no longer work due to a disabling condition, you too may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. A qualified Tuscaloosa attorney can help you through the application process to get you the financial stability you need.

Learn more about SSI and SSDI, here. You can receive more information about applying for benefits at one of the following Social Security Disability offices:

118 Greensboro Ave
Suite 111
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Telephone: 1-205-349-4863

STE 1200
2005 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

5475 Academy way
Bessemer, AL 35022
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Hiring a Tuscaloosa Disability Attorney

When first beginning the disability application process, many applicants get the impression that it will be as simple as filling out several forms. Unfortunately this isn’t the case. The Social Security Disability application process is often an extremely long and complicated process. To receive the best possible outcome, you should consult with a Tuscaloosa attorney.

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A Tuscaloosa attorney will also handle claims in the following cities in Alabama: Northport, Hueytown, Bessemer, Pleasant Grove, Helena, Fairfield, Alabaster, Pelham, Hoover, Jasper, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Birmingham, and Mountain Brook.

Any additional questions you have about the attorneys in advocates in your area can be directed to the Birmingham Bar Association:

Birmingham Bar Association
2021 2nd Avenue North,
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

To speak with a local disability attorney or advocate, fill out a free disability review today.

Tuscaloosa Disability Hearings

Unfortunately, many individuals who apply for disability benefits are denied during the initial application. In this situation, the applicant will then have to schedule an appeal hearing if they wish to continue seeking disability benefits.

Tuscaloosa hearings are often held in the Birmingham Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). There are currently 11,225 pending cases in the Birmingham ODAR and the wait time has reached 431 days. Below we have listed other important statistics that a Tuscaloosa attorney can use to help improve your claim:

  • Between October 2012 and January 2013, the Birmingham ODAR scheduled 2,726 appeal hearings.
  • Of the 2,726 hearings scheduled, approximately 83.64% were resolved (approved, partially approved, or denied).
  • Each of the 19 judges in the hearing office held about 2 dispositions per day.
  • The entire Birmingham hearing office handled about 38 dispositions per day.
  • Of the hearings held in the Birmingham ODAR, 52.27% were held in person, while the rest were conducted through video conferencing.

Although you may not understand these statistics, your attorney or advocate will. Those who are familiar with the Birmingham hearing office will be comfortable preparing and presenting your disability appeal.

If an applicant cannot wait the typical 3 to 4 month period before their appeal hearing, they can request a congressional inquiry. Your local congressperson can be reached at the following location:

2501 7th Street, Suite 300
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 752-5380
Fax: (205) 752-5899

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