Common Questions About Social Security Disability Insurance

WHY DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI)?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a way for people who cannot work because of a qualifying injury or medical condition to receive some monthly income. However, to prevent fraud and save taxpayers money, your disability has to be thoroughly documented and your paperwork must be flawless. While it is possible to get approved for SSDI without a lawyer, it is extremely difficult. Most people are denied on their first SSDI claims, and the process to overturn a denial is both complicated and time consuming.

At Wagner & Wagner, our Social Security Disability attorneys have extensive experience helping clients file their SSDI paperwork and get approval. Our SSDI attorneys’ understanding of the Social Security system in Tennessee and Georgia makes them especially qualified to help you request review hearings and appeals if your claim is denied.

WHY WAS I DENIED FOR SSDI WHEN MY DISABILITY TRULY PREVENTS ME FROM WORKING?

If your first time claim for SSDI was denied, you are by no means alone. In fact, about two-thirds of all first time SSDI claims are turned down. In order to be approved for Social Security Disability Insurance, you must thoroughly prove and document that you qualify for SSDI benefits based on your particular disability and your income. This is to prevent non-disabled citizens from scamming the system, but it unfortunately hurts many individuals from claiming SSDI benefits for legitimate reasons.

HOW CAN I GET MY DENIAL FOR SSDI BENEFITS OVERTURNED?

There is a process available for overturning a denial for SSDI benefits, but it is very difficult to navigate without an experienced Social Security Disability attorney. If you have been denied your legitimate SSDI benefits, the SSDI lawyers at Wagner & Wagner will help you get all your documentation in order and begin the reconsideration and appeal process.

First, our SSDI attorneys will request that your claim be reconsidered by a different Social Security Administration official. If the second SSA official denies your claim, we will request a hearing with a judge. We will explain how to clearly and confidently present your case for SSDI benefits, and we can speak for you when you need it.

Even if the hearing judge does not overturn your denial, Wagner & Wagner will help you pursue your SSDI claim to the fullest extent the law allows. This can mean a review by the SSA Appeals Council, or failing that, an appeal in Federal District Court. At each stage of the process, your Wagner & Wagner disability attorneys will represent your interests and help you put forward the strongest possible case for your SSDI benefits.

If you are unable to work and are seeking Social Security Disability benefits, even if your SSDI claim has been denied, please contact the experienced SSDI lawyers of Wagner & Wagner today to get started on pursuing your Social Security Disability claim.