Applying For Or Appealing Social Security Benefits

If your disability is preventing you from maintaining gainful employment, you are likely facing stress and worry about your financial future. Fortunately, if you meet certain eligibility requirements, you can participate in the Social Security Disability (SSD) program.

SSD, also referred to as SSDI — Social Security Disability Insurance — is a government program designed to provide financial assistance to American workers who are facing a disability. At William N. Benjamin, Jr. Attorney at Law, we have extensive experience guiding Tennessee clients through the process of receiving benefits.

What If My Application Is Denied?

You are not alone. The majority of applications are denied at the initial stage. Fortunately, there is a specific process that can be followed to pursue benefits. Don't give up and don't file a new application. The appeals process can be complicated. It is wise that you work with a skilled lawyer as soon as possible. Even if you are only filling out the initial application, an attorney can ensure that your situation is cast in the most favorable light possible.

The appeals process is as follows:

  • Request for reconsideration
  • ALJ hearing
  • Appeals council
  • Federal district court

Headquartered in Nashville, William N. Benjamin, Jr. Attorney at Law is prepared to guide our clients through all stages of the appeals process. The goal, however, is to represent clients from the very beginning so we have the opportunity to get to know you and position you for success from the initial stage.

If you have questions regarding SSDI, SSI or the appeals process, schedule a consultation at William N. Benjamin, Jr. Attorney at Law. We can be reached by calling 615-647-5759 or through email. The firm is conveniently located on the Metro bus line.