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Jacksboro, TN Social Security Disability Attorney

Lawyer for Campbell County Clients Disabled by Accident Injury or Serious Illness

When you are unable to work due to a severe injury, disease, or a degenerative health condition, your financial stability may depend on your ability to claim Social Security disability benefits. This is not a rarity. In 2018, more than 8.5 million U.S. citizens received disability assistance, including 734,000 new enrollees. However, more than a million claims are denied each year, sometimes upward of 2 million.

To maximize your chances and ensure your quality of life, you want a skilled Social Security benefits lawyer. At The Law Office of William F. Evans, we know how critical this determination is for your personal well-being and financial future. Whether you were injured in a car accident, truck accident, or workplace accident, or you suffer from a debilitating medical issue, we will provide the guidance you need during the complicated application and review process so you get the outcome you deserve.

Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Along with having a job that is covered under Social Security, to receive disability benefits, you must have a medical condition that meets its definition of a disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses the following questions to assess each claim:

Are You Currently Working?: If you earn more than $1,220 per month, you will likely not be considered disabled.

Is Your Medical Condition Severe?: If you are unable to lift, stand, walk, sit, or remember, for at least 12 months, you may be considered disabled.

Is Your Condition on the List of Disabling Conditions?: The SSA classifies disabilities in 14 different categories, including:

  • Musculoskeletal system;
  • Special senses and speech;
  • Respiratory disorders;
  • Cardiovascular system;
  • Digestive system;
  • Genitourinary disorders;
  • Hematological disorders;
  • Skin disorders;
  • Endocrine disorders;
  • Congenital disorders that affect multiple body systems;
  • Neurological disorders;
  • Mental disorders;
  • Cancer; and
  • Immune system disorders.

Can You Do the Work You Did Previously?: If you are unable to complete occupational tasks as you did in the past, the SSA will determine whether there is other work you can do instead. They consider your medical condition, work history, education, age, and transferable skills. If you cannot do other work, you are considered disabled.

A disability may also be claimed in other special situations, including individuals who are legally blind but can still work, disabled widows or widowers, and disabled children.

How to File a Social Security Disability Claim

Along with basic personal information, to submit a successful Social Security disability application, you need:

  • Full contact info for physicians, caseworkers, and healthcare facilities that have assisted you, and doctor visit dates;
  • Medications and dosages you are taking;
  • Lab test results and medical records from doctors and therapists;
  • Occupational summary of where you worked and the work you did; and
  • Your last W-2 tax form, or federal tax return if you were self-employed.

The Law Office of William F. Evans will go over all related questions and information with you to determine the strength of your claim. We will help you collect and organize supporting documentation so you meet the necessary qualifications, and once that occurs, we can begin the application process and file it for you.

Contact a Campbell County Disability Lawyer

Many Social Security disability claims are denied due to disorganization and insufficient evidence. Do not let this happen to you. Let an adept Jacksboro, TN benefits attorney from The Law Office of William F. Evans help you get the ruling you need. For a free consultation, contact us today at 423-449-7980.

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