Knoxville Social Security Disability Lawyers
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:
- A physical or mental impairment that is expected to last at least a year or end in death
- Had to stop work in the past five years due to their condition
- A work history
Supplemental Security Income Attorney (SSI)
This is intended for people who have:
- Assets below a certain amount
- Not worked recently
- Not worked long enough to be eligible for SSDI, but still need monthly benefits to take care of daily expenses
We help people with theses disabling conditions:
- Loss of use in the hands due to; arthritis, neuropathy, injury, nerve damage, etc.
- Back Issues
- Mental Disorders – depression, PTSD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.
- Loss of use of the upper / lower extremities due to injury
- Lung Conditions
- Neurological Disorder
- Heard Condition
- Autoimmune Disorder
Do I Need an Attorney When Filing for Disability?
Should You Hire A Social Security Disability Lawyer?
A disability attorney or non-attorney representative can’t guarantee that a claimant will be awarded Social Security Disability or SSI benefits. However, a social security disability lawyer can help you properly prepare for your case prior to its hearing date.
According to NOLO – 50% of those who had lawyers were approved for benefits compared to 23% of those who didn’t.
Lawyers Can Help Win You More Backpay
Additionally, the disability claimants who DO win their claims without the help of a lawyer may not obtain the most favorable “disability onset date,” this may affects how much back-pay you get.
How the Social Security Administration Determines If You are Disabled
What Happens After I File For Disability Benefits?
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 & DeVore, 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.
Please Read Some of Our Testimonials Below!
I am still in the process of trying to get disability. I suffer from extreme PTSD, anxiety disorder and depression. Mr. Devore spent several hours with me while filling out the paperwork to ensure that I was understanding everything that was going on. I have received phone calls several times from his office to make sure everything is getting done. It is clear that he sincerely is wanting to help me. Even though I am still in the process of disability, I am confident that Mr. Devore will continue to do everything in his power to assist me and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Mr. Devore was excellent. At every step he gave me confidence that he knew what he was doing, and that the case would have a favorable outcome. I suffer from severe anxiety issues, and Mr. DeVore would carefully monitor my level of comfort, turning the conversation to other topics when I was approaching my limits. I would recommend Mr. DeVore to anyone.
Devin worked so hard to get my disability approved. He even took on my long term disability and he hasn’t given up yet. I have one doctor that is so impressed with him that she will be recommending him to her patients.
Mr. Devore worked at his best ability to get my benefits and help me through my case. He was professional and honest through the whole process.
Devin Devore was great to work with, very professional, very responsive to questions, and very knowledgeable. Constantly kept me updated with what was going on with my claim, I highly recommend this young man!
Devin DeVore is an absolutely amazing person and attorney. I have never had an attorney who was so kind, he handled my Social Security case and called me REGULARLY with updates from where he took the time out of his day to call and check on my case. I had used another attorney prior to Mr. DeVore for 4 years and never received my SS and had know idea the status of my application. When I started Mr. DeVore things completely changed. I was notified of my application status often and I won my case. I give the Lord and Mr. DeVore all the glory. One of the biggest things I truly appreciated about Mr. DeVore is he NEVER made be fell belittled or guilty for applying for SS. I was truly blessed to have the honor to work with Mr. DeVore.
Devin Devore is amazing he always contacts me via email or phone with any questions I might have! Always is on top of my Disablity case I do reference him to all of my friends!!!
Mr. DeVore has had the upmost integrity and honesty in dealing with our case. He has shown professionalism and has been very prompt in all the paperwork phone calls and meetings that we have attended to. The concern that is shown by Mr. DeVore has put us on a very personal platform we feel comfortable speaking to Mr. DeVore and makes us feel very welcome I have recommended Mr. DeVore and the McKellar and Easter Law Firm to all my friends and family. Again, I would like to thank Mr. DeVore and the McKellar Easter Law Firm for handling my case.
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.