You or someone you love may have a disability. If so, then you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). While many times these benefits may be difficult to obtain, The Higgins Firm will fight for your Social Security claim. We understand the difficulties of being unable to work and provide for your family. Our experienced and caring Nashville, Tennessee Social Security disability attorneys want to make sure that you receive the benefits that you deserve.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides that you prove that you are unable to work due to a medical condition. The disability can be a result of a physical or mental condition (or a combination of such conditions), but for SSA to recognize the condition(s) as qualifying for disability, it must be expected to last for at least one year or result in death. Disabled persons or their families may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance. These benefits, once begun, continue as long as the person remains disabled.
Though it may seem a relatively simple process, SSA has historically made applying for SSDI difficult. Failing to meet certain deadlines and complete official paperwork required by the Social Security Administration can drastically increase your wait-time. You may even lose your case due to these failures. Often benefits for legitimate claims are denied—not just once but many times before they are approved. Some legitimate claims are never approved. Some people who apply become discouraged by the long, complicated forms.Common Disabilities Qualifying For Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits
Nearly any physical disability or impairment may qualify you for SSDI OR SSI benefits including but not limited to:
- Muscular dystrophy
- Chronic pain
In addition, you may qualify for SSD or SSI benefits due to psychological or emotional disabilities including but not limited to:
- Anxiety disorders
Although filing for social security should be easy, unfortunately this is not always true. The SSA has very strict rules and deadlines which can result in applications being denied over minor issues. One error, missed deadline, or other technical mistake can result in you being denied for social security.
If you are at all concerned about being denied, you should talk with a social security lawyer Nashville, TN trusts, such as The Higgins Firm.The Benefits of Retaining a Social Security Lawyer
- The SSA's requirement can be met within the deadline
- All documents can be gathered and submitted by a lawyer
- The progress of your claim can be tracked
- Communication with the SSA can be made on your behalf
- Appealing a Denied Claim
It is possible for your Social Security claim to be denied. Some of the popular reasons include:
- Your income is too high
- You have not submitted the correct documents
- You did not attend an appointment with an SSA-approved medical doctor
If you have been denied Social Security, it does not mean you cannot
As a Nashville Social Security lawyer, we at The Higgins Firm can walk you through the appeals process and help you to understand your options. The appeals process may include:
- Request a reconsideration of your application
- Collect further evidence that documents your disability
- Modify your Social Security application
If you are denied again, our Social Security lawyers can requires a hearing in front of a judge. If this should happen, we will be there to represent you and substantiate your claims. Expert witnesses may be called upon to provide testimony that supports your claim. In the event you are denied by the judge, it is possible to ask the SSA appeals council to reconsider your application. In a worst case, but very rare, scenario, it may be possible to file a lawsuit against the SSA; thereby seek Federal court ordered benefits.It can Help You to Have a Good Social Security Lawyer Nashville Trusts on Your Side
This is where the experienced attorneys and staff at The Higgins Firm can help. Our attorneys know how best to get you the benefits that you are entitled and how to do so in a timely manner. To keep the wait-time for your claim short, we encourage you to contact our Nashville personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. We put our clients first in everything that we do. We want to make sure that you receive the benefits that you deserve.
Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.
To Learn More About Social Security Claims, Please Read: Basic Facts about Social Security Claims.