Helping You Navigate The SSDI/SSI Process

Those who have suffered serious setback such that they cannot work any longer may feel apprehensive about turning to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for help. After all, the filing process is complex, and many people are initially denied benefits outright. The appeals process may seem daunting.

With our firm, you will not have to face this process alone. With more than 35 years' collective experience, the attorneys at Goble & Yow, PLLC, work diligently toward building cases for those who need help getting the benefits they deserve. From our office in Clarksville, we help clients throughout the rest of Tennessee navigate the disability benefit claims process.

Because filing and appealing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims require particular knowledge, you will work with a lawyer from our firm who focuses on handling these claims from start to finish.

Appealing A Denied SSDI Or SSI Claim

If your SSDI or SSI claim is denied, you shouldn't give up hope or believe this is your final answer. Because we know the ins and outs of the process, we can help you build an appeal to help maximize your chances of approval.

Upon receiving a rejection notice, you have 60 days for filing an appeal. There are four stages of the appeals process, though you may not need to go through all of them:

  1. Reconsideration: Someone who had no role in the original claim will review your initial appeal for consideration.
  2. An administrative hearing: If your reconsideration is denied, you can request a hearing on that appeal. You may then present your claim before an administrative law judge.
  3. Review by the SSA Appeals Council: If your hearing results in another denial, you can request that it be reviewed by the Social Security Appeals Council.
  4. Filing a lawsuit in federal court: It is possible to have valid claims reach this stage in the appeals process. If this occurs, you have the right to file a lawsuit so your claim can be reconsidered in federal district court.

We're On Your Side

Someone may be forced to stop working for a variety of reasons. The last thing they need to worry about is how to support themselves or their family when they no longer have the ability to earn a living. It's for that reason eligibility for SSDI benefits and receiving them is so important.

The first decision made by SSA on the initial claim should not be the only one or the final word on anyone's eligibility, including yours. If you're ready to begin the process, schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Goble & Yow, PLLC, today by calling 931-266-4763.