my disability is pending with adj of alabama what does this mean
This simply means that a Judge is reviewing the evidence in your claim and once they are finished a decision will be rendered. Based on your facts, I am not sure if you had to appear for a hearing, but if you are at the hearing level and have NOT appeared yet, the Judge will issue a hearing if they feel issues in your claim need to be clarified or hashed out. Based on your question however, a status of "pending" simply means your case is being reviewed and I wouldn't view it as anything but that.
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