Social Security Disability Lawyer Johnson City, TN

Our Social Security Disability Lawyer Johnson City, TN residents trust from The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt know that when you have been paying into Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and you become injured or ill, you probably think you will receive some sort of income. In an ideal world, things would be that simple. However, just because you are injured or ill does not mean you will receive SSDI benefits and we know that when your claim has been denied, you may not be tempted to try and appeal it. We want to help you understand the process and what you can do if your claim is denied. Give our office a call to schedule your consultation. 

How do I know if I even qualify? 

There are certain rules when it comes to qualifying for SSDI benefits. For example, you must have been paying these taxes at your job and have an injury or illness that will meet the criteria listed in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of having a disability. If you are unsure of whether you meet these requirements, it can be especially helpful to speak with your Johnson City, Tennessee Social Security Disability lawyer so that they can go over the criteria with you and discuss the next steps in the application process. 

Applying for SSDI Benefits

The next step will be to apply for the benefits. It is not uncommon for people to be denied when they apply and receiving a denial can be the discouragement a person needs to not continue with the process. However, our attorneys encourage you to appeal this denial. When you first start the process, it is extremely helpful to have your attorney by your side to make sure you have filled out all of the paperwork and have not forgotten anything. The typical length of time it takes to hear back about your application is around 5 months. If you receive a denial, it is important to speak with your attorney about the next steps for appealing your claim. 

Will an attorney give me better odds?

We believe that having an attorney on your side who understands the application process and how to appeal a denial will give you a better chance of having your application approved. Though we cannot guarantee an outcome, we are familiar with the system and will be by your side through the whole process. 

For more information on how our Social Security Disability lawyer in Johnson City, TN can help you with your application, call The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt now.