Social Security Disability
Tennessee Social Security Disability lawyers fighting for those who were injured
Injuries or illnesses can happen suddenly and prevent you from working. What would you do if you could no longer provide for your family? Fortunately, people can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Tennessee and throughout the United States. Applicants who are approved can receive benefits until they are able to return to work.
At Meade Law Group, we are committed to helping Tennesseans pursue SSDI claims. If you need legal assistance in filing a claim, or if your SSDI claim was denied, you may need an experienced Tennessee Social Security Disability lawyer to stand up for you and fight for the results you need. Find out how we can help you today.
How the SSDI program helps those with disabilities
If you are an injured and unable to work, you may be able to pursue Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. The SSDI program provides monthly benefits to those who are younger than retirement age and have enough quarters of work credit to qualify for benefits. If you have not paid into the SSDI program, you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI).
Generally, people who have not worked long enough to qualify for SSDI can seek an SSI claim. You may be eligible if you are self-employed, own your own business or form, are a homemaker or you are out of the workforce.
Most Social Security Disability Claims Are Denied
More than 2.5 million people apply for SSDI benefits each year. The Social Security Administration denies most initial SSDI claims, but you still have options if your claim was denied. After the initial denial, you will need to take a series of steps to get your case reconsidered before the appeal process closes.
Your chances of obtaining benefits are good if you have sustained severe injuries or have disabilities or conditions that that have prevented you from working for 12 months and you lack the capacity to perform work during this period. A candidate for Social Security Disability benefits also should have worked long enough (usually for five out of the last ten years) in a job that is covered under the provisions of the Social Security Act.
Becoming eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance
The following are a few common medical conditions that may make you eligible to receive SSDI or SSI:
- Asthma or other respiratory problems
- Back ailments
- Seizure disorders such as asthma
- Heart conditions
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Loss of eyesight or blindness
- HIV or AIDS
How a Social Security Disability lawyer can help
A personal injury can bring chaos into your life in an instant. Tennessee law, however, protects you and your loved ones. We can help you put the pieces back together so you can get on with your life. We can help you pursue a Social Security Disability claim.
Contact Meade Law Group today for a free and confidential consultation.