Chattanooga SSDI Lawyer
Our Social Security Disability Attorney Can Assist
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a financial assistance program
overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA) with the help of
state agencies. SSDI provides benefits to workers who have paid into Social
Security and are unable to work due to physical or mental disability.
Are you facing a serious disability that prevents you from obtaining or
maintaining employment? Has your disability lasted for longer than 12
months and expected to continue? You may qualify for SSDI benefits!
If you are wondering if you qualify for SSDI benefits,
call our firm today
to request a
free case evaluation.
Since our beginning, Jackson Law Firm, PLLC has been assisting individuals
who have had their ability to work interrupted by a physical or mental
impairment garner their deserved SSDI benefits. Our supportive
Chattanooga Social Security Disability attorney has helped thousands of clients receive their entitled financial relief.
Learn how to pass your Disability Determination Services (DDS) review.
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Each year, more than 2.5 million individuals apply for SSDI benefits. To
assist with the daunting process of reviewing all these claims, the Social
Security Administration (SSA) has enlisted agencies in each state to initially
examine the applications.
SSDI claims are handled by the state Disability Determination Services
(DDS). When a DDS examiner reviews your SSDI application, they will utilize
a five-step process to analyze your claim. If, at any point, your application
fails to meet one of the requirements, your claim may be denied.
The requirements for SSDI benefits are, in order:
You must be engaged in substantial gainful activity before your disability occurred. Most forms of employment and even certain types of volunteer work will
meet this requirement.
Your impairments must be severe. They may be physical or mental, but they must amount to a complete, not
Your disability must be included on the federal Listing of Impairments. If your disability is not on the official list, the DDS examiner must
deem it to be equivalent to one that is included.
must be unable to do any type of work you have done in the past.
You must be unable to do any other type of job. If you are over 50, the SSA has different requirements and may not apply
this to your application depending on circumstances.
Meeting the eligibility requirements for SSDI benefits may seem like a
challenging task. Each year, more than 75% of initial applications are
denied. Most of these claims were rejected based on simple error or inadequate
At Jackson Law Firm, PLLC, we have devoted our practice nearly exclusively
to assisting individuals to garner the SSDI benefits they deserve. Our
Chattanooga SSDI attorneys possess a keen awareness into what is needed
to compile a successful application, including what "red flags"
a DDS examiner is looking for to deny your request for benefits.
Our firm can provide the extensive resources and the diligent attention
to detail required to complete a favorable SSDI claim.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is supported by the Social Security
Administration (SSA) and funded by general tax revenues. It is designed
to provide financial support to specific individuals who need help meeting
basic needs, i.e. food, shelter, and clothing. SSI is reserved for individuals
who fall into one of the following categories and whose incomes and resources
- Elderly (65+)
If you wish to apply for SSI, an attorney from our office can help you
gather the records you’ll need to support your claim. Our legal
services also include assistance with:
- Collecting doctor reports and medical records
- Drafting supplemental documents to support your application
- Communicating with the SSA to aid in the approval of your claim
We also represent individuals whose SSI claims have been denied. After
carefully reviewing your denial letter and the reasons your application
was rejected, we can set to work appealing the denial on your behalf.
Contact Jackson Law Firm, PLLC Today
Having experienced legal counsel assist you complete, file, and defend
your SSDI claim can greatly
improve your odds of a favorable review. If you are considering beginning the application process or need to appeal
a claim denial, Jackson Law Firm, PLLC can help! Our dedicated Chattanooga
SSDI lawyer can provide the skilled and supportive legal counsel you need
and deserve throughout every stage of the SSDI process.
Contact our firm to get started.