Memphis Social Security Disability Claims Lawyer
Making Sense of the Social Security Disability System
Even though it’s supposed to be a user-friendly system, the Social Security disability (SSD) claims process is typically anything but. The rules are complicated. Clear explanations are hard to come by. Frustration seems to greet you at every turn.
At Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC, we can help you get the disability benefits you need and deserve. We can explain the law, your legal rights and the various steps that usually have to be taken before claims are approved. We also understand the rules, the medical evidence requirements, and what the pitfalls are — as well as how to avoid them. We are ready to start helping you today.
Have you already been denied Social Security Disability benefits? Don’t give up. Denied claims are not uncommon. It doesn’t mean that you’re not disabled or that you can’t get the benefits you need. We can help. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, dial 901-526-2126 or contact our Memphis, Tennessee, law offices online.
Are You Eligible?
Being unable to work and being eligible for disability benefits are two different things in the eyes of the Social Security Administration (SSA). Generally, however, you will need to satisfy two criteria:
- You need a qualified doctor’s opinion that a physical disability, illness or mental health issue will prevent you from working for at least 12 consecutive months
- You need to have earned enough work credits, and to have earned at least half of those work credits recently
Completing the Initial Application
Even though most initial applications are denied, making sure that your initial claim is as strong as possible can only help you in the appeals process later on. Our lawyers work closely with clients and their doctors to make sure that all of the information that supports your claim is contained in the record. We can even file claims online, right from our office.
One Call, That’s All … Dial 901-526-2126 Today
Whether your disability started with a work injury, a serious illness or something else — the consultation is free, no strings attached. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. You can also contact us online at any time.
We handle Social Security disability claims on a contingency basis; you pay no legal fees unless benefits are awarded. Fees for disability representatives are limited by law and must be approved by the Social Security Administration in advance.