Anyone who has applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) knows how frustrating it can be to work through the legal system. Individuals spend hours completing and submitting paperwork and trying to navigate through the red tape. However, after waiting weeks or months to learn more, they find out that their initial applications were denied.
What many people do not realize, however, is that they can receive SSDI or SSI benefits — even if their initial applications were denied.
If you were denied disability benefits in Knoxville, our lawyers can help you receive the financial support you need and deserve. At the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod and Baril, PLLC, we work with individuals throughout Tennessee to help them receive disability benefits.
Why Was My Claim Denied?
In order for an SSDI or SSI claim to be awarded, every detail of the application must be correct. Your application must have the proper paperwork, must meet the deadlines and must include medical documentation proving your illness or injury. For many people, getting denied when applying for SSDI or SSI is just part of the process.
Some reports suggest that as many as 75 percent of all initial applications are denied. Thankfully, about 60 percent of individuals who are turned down initially are able to obtain the benefits they need in an appeal.
Contact Us For Help With Disability Appeals
If your initial SSDI or SSI claim was denied, you may still be eligible to receive benefits. Learn more about the counsel our attorneys provide by scheduling a free initial consultation. We can be reached by calling (865) 546-1111 or by completing an online contact form.