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Social Security Disability Attorney

02. SSI & SSDI Benefits

Your Consultation Is Always Free & We

Do Not Get Paid Until We Win Your Case

Should I Have an Attorney Represent Me In My  Social Security Claims Process

The costs of most attorney's representing you in your case:​

Social Security Disability attorneys work on contingency fee basis meaning they get paid only if you win your case.

When you sign a fee agreement with a Social Security disability lawyer, the fee is limited to 25% of the past-due benefits you are awarded, up to a maximum of $6,000. 

The assistance a qualified  attorney can offer you in getting

the maximum benefit.

The social security disability process can be long and very detailed. There are a lot of medical records that need to be evaluated. Some of these records have to be updated as well to verify your disability. I can evaluate your documents to make sure everything is in place from the start to finish the process. Utilizing a disability attorney in this field of law can save you a lot of time and a lot of stress.

Understanding how to navigate the system and to have all of your paperwork and medical records ready when they needed can save a lot of time. The time advantage is huge as these cases can take up to 18 months for the Social Security Administration to accept or deny your case.


By utilizing a qualified disability attorney who knows what to expect and how to represent your case is enormous. On the first application, the chances of denial are much higher than winning your case. A lot these denials could be avoided with an experienced social security disability attorney on the first application. If you are denied benefits, you will have to go through the lengthy process again starting from scratch.


So, do you need an attorney to represent you in your application process is up to you. On the other hand, you probably need these benefits as quickly as possible so the small fee that the attorney will receive is probably well worth it.

What Are The Qualifications For Social Security Disability

You must have a qualifying physical or mental health impairment. Common physical impairments include heart disease, cancer, COPD, diabetes, and musculoskeletal conditions. Mental health impairments include depression and anxiety disorders.

Your impairment must have lasted at least 12 months or is expected to last at least 12 months or be expected to result in death.

You must have worked enough to gain adequate credits.

SSI is a need-based program and suited for those who have not worked enough to qualify for SSD. Both SSD and SSI require a rigorous application process; Our social security disability attorney in Mobile can represent you in all aspects of your claim, including your initial application and the appeal of a denial.

Challenging A Claim Denial

You can appeal a claim denial — and in practice you may have to do so in order to get benefits. You don't have to sit passively by when faced with a denied claim for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits or supplemental security income (SSI). 

In many cases, you need to gather more documentation — particularly medical records — to support your claim. I am a disability attorney and have challenged many claim denials effectively and can explain what steps make sense for your specific situation.


We have secured benefits for other people who were denied in the past, and we will work to do the same for you.  Call or email our office today to take the first step towards securing the benefits that you deserve. Do not be discouraged if your Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income claim has been denied. 


At Thiry & Caddell, in Mobile, we have the experience, along with a proven track record of getting results for clients. Give us a call today to discuss your specific situation in a confidential consultation.

What Are The Steps In The Appeals
Process For SSD Or SSI?

Appealing a denied claim for Social Security benefits is not only possible, it is the way the system works. It is sometimes necessary in order to obtain the benefits you are eligible for.

There are particular rules, however, involved in the appeal process. For starters, you need to request an appeal within 60 days of receiving the letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) denying your claim. A disability attorney can help you with this process.

It's also important to be aware that there are four different possible levels of appeal. These range from asking the SSA for reconsideration of a denied SSD claim to seeking a review in federal court. An excellent social security disability attorney will walk you through this.

In many cases, what is needed is to gather more documentation — particularly medical records — to support your claim. Our lawyers have challenged many claim denials effectively and can explain what steps make sense for your specific situation.

SSD Benefits And SSDI Disability Attorneys

  • If a disability is keeping you from working, you may be eligible to obtain Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Successfully gaining eligibility, however, is a complex process and most initial applications are denied. By working with an experienced disability attorney, you can give yourself the best possible chance of obtaining a successful outcome.

  • At Thiry & Caddell LLP, I handle SSD and SSI claims for clients in Mobile and throughout Alabama. We have a proven record of success, helping clients obtain the disability benefits they need and deserves. One of our main focus is social security disability.

 40+ Years  Winning Social Security Claims

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Consultations are entirely free, and you pay us nothing until we win your case. There are no surprises at the end of the case, as the law sets the attorney fees. Get the information today to make the best decision for the future of you and your family. I am a social security disability attorney in Mobile and will fight for what you deserve