We understand how hard it is to request assistance, especially after a disabling injury. Pending a personal injury claim, workers’ compensation or the remaining benefits you get from short-term disability and your dwindling savings cannot be enough, especially for seriously injured people experiencing a disabling injury that is permanent, as it strains every available emotional, financial, and physical resource. After experiencing a catastrophic injury, the future may seem bleak, but the great news is that most people who have a long-term and disabling injury may qualify for the benefits of Social Security Disability (SSD). Injured persons don’t have to do it all on their own, or wait until the brink of bankruptcy to take action because with the help of SSD benefits, they are covered.
Jeff Roberts & Associates are disability lawyers in Nashville who have vast experience assisting injured people all over Tennessee to get the disability benefits they deserve, and understand their rights. Contact us today at 615-425-4400, if you need help. We can discuss your concerns for free. When you complete our contact form below, know it is highly confidential. This will help us learn more about your situation.
What Is Social Security Disability (SSD)?
This is a federal program that offers financial assistance to people with disabilities. Before you can access these benefits, your case will be treated by the Social Security Administration, and they will look at your relevant documentation to determine if you:
- Meet all the requirements of the program
- Are unable to work for more than a year due to your condition
You will receive monthly payments to help support you while you are unable to work once your application is approved. It is a good idea to seek the services of a qualified disability lawyer with specific details of your situation in order to know what to expect, because the amount that you will be compensated with varies from case to case.
The Right Time to File a Social Security Disability Claim
You may be out of work for a substantial amount of time after a severe accident or injury. Even though minor injuries do not qualify, there is no reason to wait to learn about your rights or take action. Those who are seriously injured should start thinking of filing after the occurrence of the accident. People may have a wide range of potentially disabling injuries, like:
- Severe burns
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Severe nerve conditions
- Unstable mental health
- Severe conditions that are expected to last over a year or more
- Back injuries
You should file for benefits, if you think that in a year you won’t return. It will be easier to work toward a successful claim for benefits the sooner you begin the process.
SSD Benefits Time Duration in Tennessee
Within a few months, an initial application could be approved if everything goes right the first time, but this rarely happens. In many cases, applicants must pass through a long process, but after some time it will be resolved. Very few initial SSD applications in Tennessee are immediately approved but once approved, the benefits start six months after the disability date.
Why Do I Need a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
It is advisable to consult with an attorney in your state who has years of experience with these kinds of cases. Getting Social Security Disability benefits may not necessarily need a lawyer, but the fact is that many first appeals are usually denied in most cases. But some applicants are granted benefits eventually. We can help you:
- Obtain earnings information, medical evidence, and so on
- Understand the case at stake
- File the initial application
- Keep you up to date on time limits
- Go to all disability hearings
- Determine if you meet the requirements for SSD
- Handle all the complicated paperwork involved
- Appeal claims that are denied
Although the system seems frustrating, confusing, and sometimes downright backwards, it is possible to move ahead and get the support that you need. Remember that just because an initial application has not been accepted does not mean you won’t get the benefits . Working with a qualified attorney with vast years of experience will give you the best chance.
Contact us at Jeff Roberts & Associates, PLLC today by calling 615-425-4400 should you have questions about eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits in Tennessee. Our efficient attorneys with vast years of experience are dedicated to assisting injured people in Tennessee to get the support and help they deserve after catastrophic accidents. We are a team of highly dedicated, skillful and resourceful attorneys with the desire to assist injured parties attain justice through the Social Security Disability application or a personal injury claim. We are here to fight for you and to help you move on with your lives.
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