SSDI: Appeals & Hearings

Newly disabled workers often contact our law offices wondering when they should talk to a lawyer about a Social Security Disability claim. The short answer is: as soon as possible, especially when initial consultations are free, as they are at Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law in Chattanooga.

A more precise answer in many cases is that a person does not need an attorney to file an application for SSDI benefits; however, most applications are initially rejected. After a rejection, it is appropriate and very common for SSDI applicants to retain attorneys to handle their appeals.

Social Security Disability appeals lawyers at Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law in Chattanooga prepare persuasive arguments to present at administrative hearings. If a Social Security Administration hearing appeal does not bring about the desired result, we may take your case before a court of law.


Our Chattanooga SSDI appeals attorneys at Wagner & Wagner have helped many people obtain benefits they were eligible for, after their applications had initially been rejected. Initial consultation with a lawyer at our law offices is free and holds no implication of obligation to retain our law firm. If you decide to have us handle your administrative appeal after your SSDI application has been denied, we will do so on a contingency basis. That means you will not owe attorneys' fees until and unless we succeed at helping you recover a lump sum payment of benefits that you were entitled to but did not receive previously because of the denial.

It costs no more or less to hire us than it would to hire a less experienced law firm. Call or email an attorney today regarding SSDI appeals/hearings in Tennessee or in neighboring areas of Georgia.