Social Security Disability
Most workers pay into Social Security with every paycheck. What they may not know is that some of that payment goes to provide disabled workers with disability benefits. Although many initial applications for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are approved, many others are denied — often for no obvious reason. If this happens, it is important to consult an experienced SSD attorney for help.
At The Cave Law Firm, PLLC, our lawyers help people whose initial application for SSD benefits was turned down. Founded in 1974, our law firm is a family-run business dedicated to helping people resolve their legal problems. If you have become disabled, have paid into the Social Security system and meet the eligibility criteria, we can help you pursue benefits.Am I Eligible to Receive SSD Benefits?
Eligibility for disability benefits sounds simple: If you are unable to engage in gainful activity appropriate to your age, education and past work experience because of a physical or mental disability, you should be eligible to receive SSD benefits. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration has strict and complex requirements for documenting disability, completing forms and presenting evidence. Even the smallest mistake can result in the denial of your application. If your initial claim was denied for any reason, it is important to seek help with the process so that you can obtain the benefits you need and deserve.How Can a Lawyer Help?
Here are some of the things our law firm can do to help clients obtain SSD benefits:
- Obtain medical records
- Appear with you at hearings or interviews
- Request and appear at reconsideration hearings and appeals council reviews
- Prepare you and your witnesses for hearings before the administrative law judge in Kingsport
- Examine witnesses at hearings
Legal fees for SSD claims are determined by statute. By law, legal fees are no more than 25% of any benefits you receive, including back benefits. This means that if your claim is never approved, we do not get paid.Contact Us
To learn how we can help you with a Social Security Disability claim, contact The Cave Law Firm toll free at 855-228-3529. With offices in Greeneville and the Tri-Cities, Tennessee, we are aggressive in pursuit of clients' claims and dedicated to giving clients the personal attention they deserve.