Winning Your Disability Claim in East Tennessee
Don't Risk Having Your Claim Denied!
Unless you qualify under
Compassionate Allowances for
Social Security benefits, you could be in for a long, complicated process to apply for and claim
your Social Security Disability insurance. The Social Security Administration
estimates that it can take three to five months to process a claim, and
the vast majority of people that apply are denied at least twice. When
you are already dealing with your illness and medical expenses, you do
not want to risk having your claim denied and having to start the process
Morristown Social Security Disability Lawyers on Your Team
The best way to ensure that your claim is properly handled the first time
is to have an East Tennessee Social Security Disability attorney on your
side. With quality representation, you can significantly increase your
chance of being approved for benefits. Our Morristown Social Security
Disability lawyers at The Terry Law Firm have the experience and knowledge
to help you with this process from start to finish and get you the benefits
you need and deserve.
- Below are some tips to help you effectively file for and claim benefits:
- Fill out your application thoroughly. The first step the Disability Determinations
Services examiner will take is to request your medical records. Make sure
you have completed all information regarding your medical history and
include current names and addresses of all medical workers assigned to
- Contact your physician. Before submitting your disability application contact
your doctor to let him or her know you are applying for Social Security
Disability Insurance. Ask your doctor outright if he or she will support
you in the process. Without your doctor’s support you will more
than likely be denied your benefits.
- Respond promptly to any inquiries. If you are contacted by anyone that
is involved in your disability claim, whether they are from the Social
Security office, the doctor’s office or your attorney, you should
respond immediately. With an estimated timeline taking up to five months,
any delay can adversely impact when you hear of a decision about your benefits.
- Communicate any changes. If you have any changes to your personal information,
including address, phone number or your medical condition, immediately
contact the office that is processing your claim. If your medical condition
deteriorates this could impact the final decision.
- Be patient but persistent. Millions of Americans have applications for
disability benefits being processed, but that does not minimize your application.
Check the status of your application if you have not heard back from your
caseworker in a reasonable amount of time.
- Appeal. If your case is denied, and your condition has not improved, you
may file an appeal. Statistics show that many people are denied twice
when trying to get their disability benefits. If you are filing an appeal
it is strongly recommended that you secure a Social Security attorney.
Assisting With Every Aspect of the Process
Our Morristown attorneys handle
Social Security Disability cases from the initial application stage through administrative hearings and
federal court. We will properly prepare your application and the medical
evidence of your disability. Whether your case falls under SSDI or SSD,
our Social Security attorneys can help you get the disability benefits
free consultation by calling us at (423) 536-6220 today.