Social Security Disability Attorney Murfreesboro, TN
If you are unable to work due to an injury or illness expected to last for more than one year, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The Social Security Administration denies many worthy claims when first filed, and then denies them again upon reconsideration. After your claim goes through the initial determination and reconsideration phases, you must appeal any denial to the Office of Hearing and Appeals, where an administrative law judge will hear your case.
We can help you obtain Social Security Disability in Murfreesboro, TN by assisting you with the application, hearing and appeal process. We understand the process and we will work hard to obtain all the benefits you are entitled to.
Social Security Disability Benefits
There are two ways to obtain Social Security benefits, through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
- Supplemental Security Income. Benefits are available to blind or disabled individuals, on limited income and resources, who meet the living arrangement requirements, and meet other eligibility requirements.
- Social Security Disability Insurance. Benefits are available to individuals who have paid Social Security taxes in the past. The benefit amount is contingent on an individual’s earning history.
The Social Security process is a technical process that requires a claimant to provide detailed evidence about their medical condition to a member of the Social Security Administration. The success of a claim depends on the person’s ability to provide objective medical evidence about his or her medical condition.
It is important to consult an experienced Murfreesboro disability lawyer who understands the rules and regulations relating to Social Security (SSDI and SSI) claims. One of the main mistakes people can make when applying for Social Security is failing to obtain sufficient medical documentation of the disability and how it affects their ability to work.
When determining whether your disability is covered under Social Security, the Social Security Administration will use a five-part decision-making process. In order to qualify for SSDI, you must prove the following:
- Employment Status. You are either not working, or working and making less than a certain amount.
- The severity of your medical condition. Your disability must substantially limit your working ability for over one year.
- Listed on the impairment listing. Your disability is severe and is listed on the Social Security listing of impairments.
- Ability to work. Your disability prevents you from returning to your previous employment.
- Other available work. Your disability prevents you from engaging in any other type of suitable work based upon your age, education and other past work experience and skills.
If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits or have been denied benefits, contact us to discuss your disability application. Whether you are filing an initial application, or have been denied, we can help you. Our fees are contingent, limited to a portion of the past due benefits. You only pay us if we win your case.
Call us today for a free initial consultation 855.762.4366. To locate the Social Security office nearest you visit ssofficelocations.org.