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Disability Benefits

Maximizing Your Social Security Disability Claim

If you qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you are automatically entitled to certain benefits, including benefits for certain dependents as well as Medicare and Medicaid.

At Cox Disability Law, you are represented by former Social Security Administration lawyers who fully understand these benefits — and the potential barriers. We excel at getting clients qualified at all stages of the claims and appeals process. We can identify your entitled benefits and make sure that your payments are correctly calculated.

Free consultation · Contact us online or call 800-930-1205

We handled Social Security Disability cases across northern and north central Alabama.

Birmingham and Montgomery SSD Benefits Attorneys

Social Security Disability, or SSD, is based on how much you have paid into the Social Security system through payroll taxes during your working life (up to a maximum monthly benefit).

  • Monthly benefits continue for as long as you are disabled from work. There is a five-month waiting period from the date of disability, so it is best to apply early.
  • Most people receive some back benefits once approved, as far back as 12 months prior to the date of application.
  • You are eligible for Medicare benefits after you have been entitled to SSD for two years.

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a safety net for people with limited assets, little income and little or no work history. It provides a fixed monthly benefit, retroactive only to the date of application. Those who qualify for SSI are immediately eligible for Medicaid coverage.

Benefits for Family Members

Spouses, ex-spouses and children may be entitled to Social Security benefits under the earnings of a qualified disability recipient:

  • Dependent children may be eligible for benefits, up to a “family max.”
  • Disabled adult children may qualify for benefits under a parent’s account.
  • Widows and widowers can get survivor benefits at age 60, or between age 50 and 60 if they are themselves disabled.
  • Mothers caring for children of the deceased recipient can receive benefits at any age.
  • Divorced spouses may be eligible for benefits, depending on the length of the marriage and other criteria.

Janet P. Cox has more than 30 years of focused experienced. She can determine which benefits you deserve and when you will be eligible to receive them, including auxiliary benefits (Medicare/Medicaid). They can represent you throughout the process of filing for benefits or appealing a denied claim.

Birmingham Disability Benefits Attorneys

We spend the time to get to know our clients and understand their disability. We care about you and your case. Cox Disability Law, LLC, offers a free consultation, and we take no attorney fees unless we win benefits for you.

Contact us online, or call 800-930-1205 (toll free) or 205-870-1205 in Birmingham.