Was Your Social Security Disability Benefits Claim Denied?

If you can't work due to a physical disability or a mental impairment, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

This is not a handout. Social Security Disability Insurance is a federal insurance program, funded by payroll taxes and managed by the Social Security Administration. In order to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you must have worked long enough to pay sufficient taxes into the program, and you must prove that you have a qualifying disability.

At the law office of Douglas W. Hutson, Attorney at Law, we have more than 30 years of experience helping people access the disability benefits they need and deserve. It is rarely easy for individuals in East Tennessee to access their rightful SSDI benefits. We work closely with claimants and their doctors to prove their cases to the SSA. With offices in Athens and Cleveland, we serve clients throughout eastern Tennessee.

Do You Qualify For SSDI?

If you suffer from a physical or mental impairment that prevents you from working, you may qualify for monthly SSDI income and Medicare. In order to be eligible, your condition must have lasted, or be expected to last, at least one year or result in death. Every case is unique, and it is important to discuss your specific concerns with a reputable lawyer like Mr. Hutson.

Most people are denied SSDI benefits after filing their initial claims. If you have already been denied, you do not have to give up. Contact us for a free initial consultation about your options. We handle disability cases on contingency, which means that we will not charge any fees until we win benefits for you.

What about children with disabilities? You need a substantial work history in order to be eligible for SSDI benefits. Children with disabilities may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a disability program that provides benefits to those who do not meet the earning requirements of SSDI. When disabled children turn 18, they may qualify for a dependent's benefit under their parents' Social Security retirement or disability eligibility. Call us at 423-453-3021 to learn more about disability benefits for children.

Mr. Hutson and his experienced staff have handled thousands of Social Security Disability appeals successfully. We can work directly with you, your doctors and the SSA to help ensure that your claim is handled properly and that you get the compensation owed to you. To learn more about benefits for disabled workers, call 423-453-3021 for a free legal consultation.