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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. Call us today!

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Your impairments must be severe. They may be physical or mental, but they must amount to a complete, not partial, disability.
  3. 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.
  4. You must be unable to do any type of work you have done in the past.
  5. 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 information.

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 are limited:

  • Blind
  • Disabled
  • 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.

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