The Social Security Administration's Disability Programs

If you have lost the ability to work or are unable to enjoy your life as you once did because of a disability or a serious health condition, you may be eligible for monetary benefits offered by two programs provided by the Social Security Administration. The two programs are:

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

This program is accessible to people who have:

  1. A physical or mental impairment that is expected to last at least a year or end in death
  2. Had to stop work in the past five years due to their condition
  3. A work history

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

This is intended for people who have:

  1. Assets below a certain amount
  2. Not worked recently
  3. Not worked long enough to be eligible for SSDI, but still need monthly benefits to take care of daily expenses

Experienced Representation To Handle Your Entire Claim

Most people don't know the ins and outs of the disability claims process like the lawyers at McKellar & Easter, Attorneys at Law, do. When you retain our services, we will help you understand the law and how it applies to you and help you prepare a claim that accurately and effectively describes your need for government assistance.

From explaining SSA eligibility requirements to appealing a denied claim, we handle all aspects of your claim. We will take a client-centered approach to your case, meaning we will only do what is in your best interests. Our focus is on you and your family, and we will do what needs to be done in order to get you the benefits you need.

We Can Help You – Contact Us Today

Whether your disability is the result of a catastrophic injury, a serious disease or illness, or a mental health condition, the attorneys at our firm know how to effectively handle your claim for benefits.

To make an appointment at one of our Tennessee law offices — Knoxville or Nashville — call 865-566-0125 or fill out this contact form. All initial telephone consultations are free and payment is contingency based, meaning no fees until you recover benefits.