Understanding The Social Security Disability Insurance Process

Unfortunately, many initial applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are denied. It can be a long process to obtain the benefits you need. An experienced SSDI attorney can help you navigate the system and appeal a denied claim.

Have You Been Denied Disability Benefits? Our Bristol Lawyers Can Help.

At Todd & Dossett, P.C., we have more than 50 years' experience representing the rights of injured and disabled people. We can guide you through the SSDI process and help you obtain the benefits you need into the future.

To learn more about the process and how we can help you, contact our firm online or call us toll free at 866-936-9863. In a free initial consultation, you will speak directly with a Kingsport attorney about the Social Security process and your case.

Understanding The Process

We can guide you through every stage of the SSDI process, including:

  • Initial application: If you have not yet applied for benefits, our attorneys can help you complete your initial application and gather the necessary medical evidence of your disability.
  • Reconsideration: If your application is denied, you can request what is known as a "reconsideration" of your application. We can help you collect medical documentation from your doctor in order to demonstrate your disability to the Social Security Administration.
  • Hearing: After reconsideration, you may request a hearing to appeal your denied disability benefits. This hearing is before an administrative law judge. We can represent you at the hearing and work to show your need for benefits.
  • Further SSDI appeals: If you application is still denied, we can help you appeal your case to the Appeals Council or in federal court. Our attorneys will explore every avenue to help you get the support and compensation you need.

We Are Ready To Help

At every stage of your case, we will keep you informed and answer your questions about the SSDI process in eastern Tennessee or Southwest Virginia. To arrange a consultation to discuss your options, contact Todd & Dossett, P.C. online or call 423-343-4462.