Social Security Disability

Medicaid and Social Security Disability Benefits in Tennessee

by Staff Blogger | March 20th, 2017

In our current political climate, there’s a lot of conversation about the future of programs such as Medicaid, which helps a lot of Tennesseans obtain affordable healthcare coverage. If you’re currently benefiting from Medicaid, you are probably pretty anxious to see how everything shapes up in the next several months. Like Medicaid, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be life changing for Tennesseans with a disability, but securing those benefits isn’t easy.

The obstacle many disabled Tennesseans face is the application process. In order to qualify for SSD benefits, you must prove that you cannot do any type of work, not just the work that you’ve done your entire career. Proving that level of disability can be difficult on your own, which is part of the reason more than two-thirds of all initial SSD applications are denied.

At Ponce Law, we don’t have a button we can hit to automatically get your SSD application or appeal approved, but we will do everything within our power to make sure your appeal is as strong as it can be. We know the system. We know what helps get claims approved. And we know the pitfalls to avoid along the way.

If you’ve been denied SSD benefits, call our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case at no cost, and if we take your case, we’ll work to get you the benefits you deserve.

Social Security Disability: Two-Thirds of Applications Denied

by Staff Blogger | February 24th, 2017

At Ponce Law, we’re proud to help Nashville’s disabled residents get the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve, because we know those benefits can be the difference between making it financially and falling below the poverty line. But why do disabled folks in Nashville need help at all? If these benefits are so important, shouldn’t it be easy to secure them? Yes, it should, but that’s not the reality for thousands of disabled Americans.

The sad truth is two-thirds of all initial Social Security Disability applications are denied. The reason for these denials is often due to incomplete or missing information. In order to qualify for benefits, you must prove that you are unable to do any type of work due to your disability, not just your main profession. For instance, if you are able to perform even the simplest work tasks, you probably aren’t going to qualify for benefits. Proving that you are unable to work to that degree necessary can be difficult on your own. That’s why calling an experienced Nashville Social Security Disability attorney is so important. We know the system and how to secure benefits.

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, call us immediately. We’ll review your application for free and help set you on a path to securing benefits. Those benefits are too important to your future for you to try and go it alone, so contact us today.

A Safety Net for Disabled Nashvillians

by Staff Blogger | February 8th, 2017

A lot of folks in Nashville live paycheck to paycheck. If you’ve ever uttered the words, “I get paid on Friday,” then you know what it’s like to live on a strict budget. Most of the time, we manage to make ends meet, even when we have unexpected expenses. After all, “we get paid on Friday.” That’s not the case for many Nashville folks with disabilities. They can’t work, so there’s no paycheck coming this Friday or any other for the rest of their lives.

Social Security Disability was instituted as a safety net for those who are disabled. It provides important benefits for those who can no longer earn an income on their own due to their disabilities. Although it’s never made anyone rich, it can be the difference between living well and barely making it. Unfortunately, securing benefits on your own can be extremely difficult. The application process can be complex, resulting in denials for more than two-thirds of initial applicants. That’s a lot of people forced to go without the benefits they so desperately need.

Luckily, there’s help in the Nashville area for those who have been denied. The Social Security Disability attorneys at Ponce Law have been helping folks in Nashville get the disability benefits they deserve for years. If you’ve been denied, call our experienced Nashville Social Security Disability attorneys today for a free consultation. Bottom line…we know how to get you the benefits you need. Contact us today.

How to Secure Social Security Disability Benefits

by Staff Blogger | January 20th, 2017

There’s not much worse than realizing you can no longer provide for yourself, especially when there’s nowhere to turn for help. That’s the reality for thousands of folks with disabilities who are no longer able to work. Social Security Disability benefits are available to these folks only if they are approved through a complex, and often frustrating application process. In fact, the process is so complicated that more than two-thirds of all applicants are initially denied.

So how do you secure benefits? You have to prove to the Social Security Administration that you can no longer do any job, not just the one you used to do before your disability. For instance, if you were a construction worker before your disability, you have to prove that you cannot do any job (from construction to Walmart greeter) due to your disability. Proving that level of disability can be extremely difficult on your own, which is why thousands of folks give up once their application is denied.

Don’t be one of them.

At Ponce Law, we help folks in Nashville just like you get the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve. We know the system, and we know how to secure benefits. All you have to do is give us a call, and we’ll review your application for free. Then we’ll set you on a course to securing the benefits that will make all the difference in your life.

If you’ve been denied benefits, call our Nashville Social Security Disability attorneys today for your free, no obligation consultation. We’re ready to help, so contact us today.

Helping Nashville Residents Get the SSD Benefits They Deserve

by Staff Blogger | December 26th, 2016

Let’s be honest. None of us know what’s going to happen with Social Security in the next four years. It could thrive under the new administration or it could falter. If it’s the latter, you need to secure Social Security Disability (SSD) as soon as possible to lock in your benefits. In recent years, a lot of our clients have called us after they’ve been denied to help them with their appeal. The stats back this up—more than two-thirds of initial applicants are denied benefits after first applying for SSD.

The Social Security Disability attorneys at Ponce Law help Nashville’s disabled get the benefits they deserve. With the uncertainty that comes with any new administration, it’s a good idea to call us today. Getting approved with your initial application can save you months in an appeal process–a significant chunk of time you could have been getting benefits. But if you’ve been denied already, our experienced SSD lawyers know the system, and we can help you get the best chance of securing benefits during your appeal.

If you’re disabled and having trouble getting your Social Security Disability benefits, call us today for your free consultation. We’ll review your appeal at no cost or obligation, and if we feel you are a good candidate, we’ll start working on your behalf immediately. Your Social Security Disability benefits are too important for you to try and go it alone, so contact us today.

SSD Application Mistakes Lead to Denials

by Staff Blogger | November 18th, 2016

In Tennessee, we take care of our own. From lifelong friends to family ties, standing with those we love is simply a way of life. American lawmakers held true to the same philosophy when they instituted the Social Security Act and later ratified it to include the disabled. They believed that our disabled Americans who can no longer work should be able to survive financially, so they set up a system for them to apply for benefits. Unfortunately, getting those benefits over the years has become harder and harder.

More than two-thirds of all Social Security Disability applications are initially denied. That’s thousands of disabled Americans every year left not knowing how they’re going to make ends meet. Why are they denied? Often it’s simple mistakes or omissions on their application that have nothing to do with their eligibility. Unfortunately, knowing what’s incorrect or missing can be difficult unless you know the system extremely well.

That’s why if you’ve been denied Social Security Disability, you should consult with an attorney before making your appeal. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can evaluate your application, discover the reasons it was denied, and make a plan for securing benefits in the appeal. At Ponce Law, we’re happy to review your case for free. Simply give us a call today for your free, no obligation consultation. We know the system. We know how to help. Contact us today.

Get a Free Social Security Disability Evaluation

by Staff Blogger | September 14th, 2016

An individual’s ability to work and make a living is one of the fundamental components of a healthy society. One of the reasons America is known as the “Land of Opportunity” is because there are more career opportunities here than other places in the world. But what happens when a disability robs you of your ability to work? How are you supposed to make ends meet when you can’t make a living for yourself?

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits exists to help disabled Americans survive financially once they are no longer able to work. SSD benefits aren’t going to make anyone rich, but they could the difference between barely scraping by and living well. Unfortunately, more than two-thirds of initial applications are denied, including hundreds every year from Tennessee. The good news is that those who appeal with the help of a lawyer are more likely to secure benefits for themselves and their families.

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, we may be able to help. Call our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll review your initial application to determine why it was denied and help you build an appeal that has the best chance of securing you benefits. Your SSD benefits are too important to try to go it alone. Contact our Nashville SSD lawyers today.

Denied Benefits? Make a New Plan. Call a Lawyer.

by Staff Blogger | August 12th, 2016

Making plans is part of life. When those plans don’t go as we had imagined, we naturally adapt and make new plans. A disabling injury throws pretty much all of your plans out the window, forcing you to adapt and make a new plan. For most in that situation, the new plan involves securing disability benefits to help make ends meet, so they push full force toward that goal. Since you can’t work due to your disability, you should automatically be eligible, right? Not necessarily. In fact, many disabled Nashvillians are being denied Social Security Disability benefits, leaving them wondering what to do next.

It’s a fact that more than two-thirds of Social Security Disability benefit initial applications are denied. That’s thousands of people every year thrust into a financial nightmare they may not recover from. If it’s happened to you, we encourage you to not give up. Make a new plan and call a lawyer. Many folks in Nashville who hired an attorney to handle their appeal ended up securing their disability benefits. As experienced Social Security Disability attorneys, we know the law, we know the system, and we know how to win you benefits.

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, give us a call today for a free consultation. We’ll review your application and develop a plan for making your appeal. Give yourself the best chance of getting the benefits you deserve and contact us today.

The Realities of Applying for Social Security Disability

by Staff Blogger | July 20th, 2016

There are a number of realities when it comes to applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. First of all, your chances of securing benefits aren’t great on your own. In fact, two-thirds of initial applicants are denied benefits. That’s tens of thousands of people every single year. Secondly, the application process can be long and arduous, especially if you’re trying to do it all on your own. Thirdly, just because you are disabled, doesn’t automatically mean you qualify for disability benefits. The SSA’s definition of disability is extremely strict, which is one reason there are so many denials.

The good news is those who appeal with the help of a lawyer are more likely to secure benefits. It just makes sense. An experienced Social Security Disability lawyer has potentially handled hundreds of SSD cases. They know what works, what doesn’t, and quite frankly, how to win benefits. Sure, you can find plenty of resources online that tell you how to file an appeal, but why not consult with an attorney that can go beyond the how to and give you the best chance of securing benefits, potentially for life?

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, give us a call today for a free consultation. We’ve helped disabled folks in your same situation secure the benefits they deserve, and we’re ready to help with your appeal as well. Don’t put years’ worth of disability benefits at risk by going it alone. Contact our Nashville Social Security Disability lawyers today.

Bridging the Gap for Nashville’s Disabled

by Staff Blogger | June 15th, 2016

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits exist to help disabled Americans make ends meet when they cannot work. Contrary to what some might think, they’re not a handout, nor will they make anyone rich. They’re designed to bridge the gap between a family making it and falling by the wayside. However, securing SSD benefits for your family can be more difficult than you might think.

Due to a complex and often confusing application process, more than two-thirds of initial Social Security Disability applications are denied. The good news is many people who appeal eventually secure benefits, especially if they have an experienced attorney on their side.

What difference does an attorney make? Experienced Social Security Disability attorneys, like those at Ponce Law, know the intricacies of the process and can help you avoid the common pitfalls that many applicants fall victim to. For instance, to secure benefits, you must prove that you’re unable to do ANY type of work, not just the work you did before your disability. Proving that degree of disability can be difficult without a lawyer.

Securing Social Security Disability benefits are too important to your family for you to try and go it alone. If you’ve been denied benefits, give us a call immediately for a free consultation. We’ll fully evaluate your claim, and work to secure the benefits you deserve.