Grundy County Disability Lawyer
If you need help getting your Social Security Disability benefits and live in Altamont, Tracy City, or any part of Grundy County, contact the law office of John R. Colvin.
For more than 20 years, John R. Colvin has been helping families in the Tennessee Valley and Cumberland Plateau get the benefits they deserve. Don’t wait to get help. Call today to request your free consultation: 1-931-962-1044.
Reasons to Talk to an Social Security Disability Lawyer
The process of applying for SSD benefits is lengthy. Claims reviewers from the Social Security Administration may ask you to travel to the SSA office in McMinnville to present evidence or to attend meetings about your claim. Considering McMinnville is an hour’s drive – or more – from many points in Grundy County, you want to make sure each visit is as productive as possible.
With an attorney on your side, you can be best prepared for each in-person meeting you’re asked to attend. And you may not even need to attend – for some types of hearings, an attorney can go on your behalf.
The SSD Case Backlog
In Grundy County, between 2010 and 2014, about 20 percent of people under age 65 had a disability, according to United States Census Data. If you’re one of those people, it’s possible you may still be waiting to receive you first SSD benefits check.
Understaffed SSA offices have been unable to keep up with an increasing caseload. Most disability claims are denied initially, at which point applicants can request a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge. But as of November 2016, the wait time for a hearing in some of the region’s hearing offices was as up to 18.5 months.
Proper preparation of your initial SSD claim puts you in the best position to get your benefits as soon as possible. Any mistake you make along the way could lead to long delays and a progressive appeals process. People in this position often suffer serious financial hardship, as they wait for the benefits they’re owed.
The law office of John R. Colvin has helped SSD applicants get their benefits and represented people throughout Grundy County in the appeals process. Our experience with SSD processes and hearings allows us to provide the best representation for our clients, and having a lawyer on your side may help shorten your wait time for benefits.
Call us today if you need help with your SSDI claim: 1-931-962-1044.
When waiting to find out whether their SSD benefits have been approved, some people have attempted to return to work, because they can’t get by without income. It’s a difficult situation to be in, but if you should attempt to return to work before your benefits are approved, you should immediately notify the SSA so that a determination can be made as to whether your work attempt constitutes substantial gainful activity or an unsuccessful work attempt pursuant to the applicable regulations. A lawyer can offer guidance that helps SSD applicants understand the rules that apply to their SSD benefits.
Even if you have no income now, you can still get legal help. SSD attorneys work on a contingency fee – meaning, you pay nothing up front, because their fee comes from a portion of the SSD benefits you receive.
As a small law firm in a small city, our reputation is important. Many of our clients refer their friends and family members to us for help with their legal needs, and that wouldn’t happen if we didn’t provide personalized legal service that puts the client first. In Grundy County, Franklin County, and throughout the Tennessee Valley, we want be known as a firm that truly values the relationships built among our existing and former clients that we have helped in the communities that we serve.
If you need help with your SSD benefits or the appeals process, contact the law office of John R. Colvin today to request your free, no-obligation consultation. Just fill out our online contact form, or call us at 1-931-962-1044.