Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are critical to the financial security of workers in Tennessee and throughout the United States. In fact, disability benefits replace up to 66% of a worker’s income if he or she becomes ill or injured and can no longer work and earn an income. Unfortunately, according to a new report by the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, too few employees in the U.S. are covered by this important benefit at work. If you have suffered a serious injury or illness that keeps you from returning to work in Tennessee, contact our reputable attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your possible SSI or SSDI compensation options. You may be entitled to disability benefits in Tennessee through the Social Security Administration’s SSDI or SSI program, which can provide critical financial assistance for disabled workers and their families.
Pursuing SSDI and SSI Benefits in Tennessee
Submitted to the Secretary of Labor, the report highlights the benefits of an educational campaign for employers and their workers, regarding the risks of becoming disabled from injury or illness, and the financial hardship a disability can inflict on a worker and his or her family. The report echoes recommendations from the President’s Advisory Council for Financial Capability (PACFC) report issued in March, which noted that the workplace is a critical resource in providing essential benefits and financial education that protects millions of working Americans. According to one national disability and financial protection company, “nearly 70% of workers today lack basic protection for their most valuable asset, their income. We hope the recommendations of the PACFC helps workers evaluate their financial situation and make choices that protect the resources they work so hard to earn.”
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According to the SSA, one in four of today’s 20-year-old workers in the United States will become disabled before reaching the age of 67, and, according to the Counsel of Disability Awareness, one in seven U.S. workers can expect to be disabled for five years or longer. Despite these risks, statistics show that only 31% of workers across the country are covered by long-term disability benefits at work, should they suffer an injury that results in temporary or permanent disability. If you are unable to work in Tennessee because of a mental or physical disability, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your eligibility for SSDI or SSI disability benefits. Our law firm has years of experience helping disabled workers pursue the compensation they deserve, and can help you apply for disability benefits, or appeal a rejected disability application.
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Terrence Harris 3 months ago
Ponce Law Firm, has been the best experience for both of my children. Attorney helped me through all the process in a very timely profesional way. The Staff has been by far the best! I highly recommend this law firm.
Ailed Martinez 2 months ago
I called ponce law after my motorcycle crash. I worked with Brian and Cheyenne and they were phenomenal to work with, very responsive, and always kept me updated with the status of my case. Thank you Cheyenne and Brian highly recommend the Ponce team!
ezekiel Johnson 3 months ago
Always very professional. When we first called we had no idea if we even had a case, they told us we did. And even though the resolution took a little bit longer than expected, the wait was worth it. They get results and I really appreciated that they consistently gave me updates on the status of my case without me even asking. Thank you Ponce Law!
Karla Drumm 3 weeks ago
Ponce law was amazing! All of the attorneys and paralegals were extraordinary and very competent! And a special shout out to Monserrat for always keeping me updated and in the loop!!!
Paul Little 3 months ago
My experience with Ponce law has been very positive! The paralegal team I had was very helpful through my case and I’m very happy with the outcome they were able to give me.
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My son was on a school bus… The school bus was hit… He was taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt. A friend of mine, here in town, owns a hair salon. And she had recommended him. So I actually sent Mr. Ponce a message on Facebook. He said he would love to help! And you know, asked me for some more details. And I’ll give them to him. Some things were sent electronically. That I could just go online and do. And it would be done with! Even the times that I have come into the office. I’m not stuck sitting out in the waiting room forever. I’m brought straight back. And within a minute or two… We were already started!
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Out of nowhere… Come a car and she hit us head-on. I thought for a moment that my wife was going to die, you know… But we’re all good! I just needed to find somebody that would have our back… I chose Michael because he’s going to be upfront with ya, he will definitely have your back!