If you are unable to work because of a serious medical condition, you may be concerned about the income that you are losing. Fortunately, you do have options, and our team at Bill Easterly & Associates, can help you understand them. Our Nashville Social Security disability lawyers can take the time to get to know you and your financial situation, and can help you determine whether or not Social Security disability is right for you.
Social Security disability (SSD) is a Federal program designed to help support disabled individuals who are unable to work. If you do not qualify for Social Security benefits, you may still qualify for Supplemental Security Income benefits through Social Security. Our team of attorneys can help you determine which benefits you qualify for based on your circumstances. We have 25 years of experience that we can put to work to provide you with the quality legal assistance you deserve.
In order to qualify for the benefits of Social Security disability, you must have been under covered employment and have a medical condition that is determined to be a “disability.” Generally, SSD benefits are paid to individuals who are unable to work for a period of one year or more.
Disability is defined by Social Security through the following terms:
It is important to apply for disability benefits as soon as you become disabled because the process can take up to six months. The application process can be complicated, but our Nashville injury attorneys are prepared to help guide you through every step. We can help you complete the process efficiently and correctly in order to expedite the review of your application and increase your likelihood of being approved.
A Social Security disability claim can take 3-6 months to process, but including all necessary information upon applying can prevent unnecessary delays. Additionally, if your application is denied and you disagree with the decision, you can file an appeal within a certain time frame that will be established in the denial notice.
If you are approved for SSD, certain family members may also be eligible for benefits and can receive up to 50 percent of your rate. Additionally, the maximum limit to the total amount that you and your family can receive is equal to 150-180 percent of your benefit.
The following members of your family can apply for benefits on your record:
With more than 25 years of collective experience, our Nashville SSD lawyers have a thorough understanding of what is necessary to help a client obtain Social Security benefits. We are truly passionate about helping our clients receive the benefits they deserve, and we work tirelessly to make sure that their applications are approved.
If you would like to schedule your free case evaluation, call Bill Easterly & Associates today!