Memphis Social Security Disability Lawyers
You will only pay attorney fees if we successfully obtain Social Security Disability benefits for you or get suspended or terminated benefits restored. Our fee is determined by Social Security Administration statutes.
Denied claims can be appealed within 60 days of the date you received a notice. Many claims are approved once a more complete picture of an applicant’s medical condition is presented.
At the law firm of Taylor & Toon, PLLC, in Memphis, we advocate for injured workers who are unable to work and who have received an initial denial of SSDI benefits.
Determining Whether You Qualify
To qualify for SSDI benefits before age 65, the Social Security Administration (SSA) states that an individual must have “a severe impairment that has either lasted or can be expected to last for a minimum of one year.” An injury must prevent an individual from working and meeting substantial gainful activity (SGA) levels for a minimum of 12 months or end in death.
What is SGA? The Social Security Administration currently defines it as work that pays $1,000 per month or more and involves more than minimum duties. If you qualify under that definition, it must be shown that you have a “severe impairment” or combination of impairments that limits your physical or mental ability to perform basic work activities (seeing, hearing, speaking, walking, lifting, judgment, etc.). If you can work and meet the SGA amount, then you are not disabled by SSA standards.
Contact Taylor & Toon, PLLC
Clearly, qualifying for SSDI benefits is a complex process. Studies have shown that retaining the services of a Social Security Disability attorney increases the chances that an appeal will be successful.
We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation. Contact us to schedule an appointment. Our lawyers serve residents of Greater Memphis and throughout west Tennessee.