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Jacksboro, TN Social Security Disability Lawyer

Attorney for Campbell County Clients Awaiting Benefits Decision After Social Security Claim Submission

While more than a million Social Security disability claims are rejected each year, your chances of success increase when you have assistance from a skilled Social Security benefits lawyer from The Law Office of William F. Evans. We provide invaluable guidance and legal representation for Tennessee residents impacted by serious personal injury or illness who must file a disability claim to help maintain their quality of life.

But once your attorney files your application, what happens next?

Social Security Disability Process

Upon receipt of your application, Tennessee Disability Determination Services (DDS) personnel will assess your claim and all supporting evidence. By law, Social Security maintains extremely rigid parameters for what is considered a disability. To be classified as disabled, you must be physically or mentally unable to work because of a diagnosed medical condition, which must have lasted or be expected to last at least a year, or that is expected to result in death.

A doctor saying you are disabled is not enough on its own to qualify you for disability benefits. DDS medical and occupational experts will contact physicians who have treated you and may send additional forms to you for completion or request a physical examination. If medical testing is required, you will not be billed for the appointment.

It is the DDS' responsibility to determine the working ability of every applicant. If they find your medical condition significantly limits your ability to work in your vocation, they will then determine if you can work in another industry. This includes consideration of your age, work experience, skills, and education. If success in a different or less-demanding job appears unlikely, you may be awarded disability benefits.

It typically takes between three and five months to receive a decision from DDS. The exact duration depends on the time it takes them to receive, gather, and review your medical history and other supporting evidence. The more documentation you and your attorney provide, the easier it is for DDS to complete their review, and for you to receive their ruling.

The Social Security Administration operates a website that allows you to open a personal online account. Services offered include the ability to check your application status as it works through the system. If your application is approved, your benefits will be paid for the sixth month following the date it is determined your disability began.

If your Social Security disability claim is denied, The Law Office of William F. Evans will be prepared for a full appeal, including before an administrative law judge, as allowed by law.

Contact a Campbell County Disability Benefits Lawyer

Whether you want to file a Social Security disability claim, you have already done so and are awaiting the result, or you wish to appeal a denied claim, The Law Office of William F. Evans can help. We serve as dedicated legal advocates for accident victims and those stricken by illness who need and deserve disability benefits to maintain their way of life. For a free consultation with a trusted Jacksboro, TN social security disability attorney, contact us today at 423-449-7980.

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