Social Security Disability Lawyer in Chattanooga
Many people suffer from disabilities and illnesses that prevent them from working. Unfortunately, this means no income for those individuals. This can prevent an individual from providing for themselves and/or their family. But, you may be eligible for Social Security benefits. You may think that this process is meant to be easy, but it is the exact opposite.
If you are thinking of applying for Social Security benefits, contact a Social Security disability lawyer in Chattanooga. Our firm operates on a no recovery, no fee guarantee. We want to eliminate as much stress as possible during your application process.
Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
If you are under the age of 50, you must provide specific proof of your disability. This is to show that you are unable to do work of any kind. Once you reach the age of 50, the Social Security Administration lowers the requirements of proving your disability as you get older. In short, the older you get, the harder it is for you to perform certain tasks given to you in a job. Our social security disability lawyers have experience representing individuals with:
- Mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, etc.
- Physical impairments such as knee replacements, carpal tunnel, spinal injuries, etc.
- Spinal disorders such as bulging discs, pinched nerves, etc.
- Cancer, diabetes, heart condition, etc.
The cases that our social security disability lawyers can handle are not limited to just these conditions. Here at Wettermark Keith, no personal injury case is too big, or too small. Contact us today for a free case review.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
A large amount of social security disability applications are denied each year. The application process can be very overwhelming. You must build a strong case in order to be approved for disability benefits. Missing information on the application can cause you to be denied, even if you qualify for the benefits.
Having a social security disability attorney can improve your chances of getting approved for the first time. Our lawyers have worked with numerous clients and understand what the Social Security Administration is looking for in an application. Additionally, our lawyers can assist you if you have been denied and are beginning your appeals process. The knowledge from an experienced disability attorney can greatly increase your chances of getting maximum compensation.
Contact a Social Security Disability Attorney in Chattanooga
Whether you are applying for social security benefits for the first time, or starting the appeals process, it can be very difficult. Our disability attorneys understand the stress and frustration you may go through. Our attorneys strive to create an attorney-client relationship to understand your case and set you up to achieve the best rate possible. We will be right by your side through the entire process. Our firm wants to help you get the maximum disability benefits you need to support yourself and your family long term.
Wettermark Keith operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we do not win your case, you do not owe us anything. We honor our clients and strive to limit the stress on any case. Contact a social security disability lawyer in Chattanooga, if you have a disability or illness that prohibits you from working. We offer a free case evaluation on our website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Severity of My Disability Have Anything to do With My Benefits?
The amount of benefits you receive has nothing to do with the severity of your disability. The amount of benefits you receive is based on the history of your earnings. Therefore, you must have a work history in order to receive Social Security Disability benefits.
When Will My Benefits Start?
If your application is approved, benefits usually begin six months after your disability starts. Additionally, it can take a while for your application to get approved, due to the application and decision process. So, it is important that you begin your application for disability benefits as soon as you become disabled.
What Can I Do to Help My Claim?
When you hire a social security disability lawyer, it is important that you build an attorney client relationship. The attorney will need your cooperation in order to win your claim. They may give you suggestions in order to help win your disability claim, and it is important that you cooperate. They may ask you to gather certain medical documents or follow certain instructions from your physician to help strengthen your case. As the client, you must be willing to work diligently with your attorney to help win your claim.
Can I Lose My Benefits?
The Social Security Administration will review your case every few years to make sure that you still qualify. When this happens, you will be asked to provide certain information about your disability. This is to determine if you are still eligible for the benefits. If the SSA finds you are no longer eligible, you must immediately submit an appeal.