A Clarksville, TN (Montgomery County) disability attorney or advocate will be able to help disabled individuals in Clarksville determine whether or not they qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Your attorney will also help you determine which program (SSDI or SSI) you should apply for. As of December 2011, there were 4,275 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 3,131 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Montgomery County.
The easiest way to apply for disability is on the SSA’s website. However, if you have questions on how to fill out the application, you can visit a local SSA office.
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Clarksville, TN 37040
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Hiring a Clarksville Disability Attorney
Hiring an attorney is not a requirement when applying for disability, however for most people it does improve their chances of being approved. Attorneys are familiar with all steps of the process and will be able to help you from the initial application to the disability hearing if necessary.
A Clarksville Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Montgomery County, Robertson County, Stewart County, Cheatham County, Houston County, and Dickson County: St. Bethlehem, Adams, Cedar Hill, Springfield, Coopertown, Pleasant View, Dover, Southside, Oakridge, Cumberland City, Millersville, Hendersonville, Coopertown, Madison, Lakewood, and Nashville.
All questions about hiring an attorney in the State of TN should be directed to the Tennessee Bar Association:
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Nashville, TN 37219
Clarksville Disability Hearings
Almost 60% of claims are denied at the initial level and 80-90% of those are denied the reconsideration level. If you claim follows the same path, you will have to request to have a hearing with the Nashville hearing office. Currently, there are 5,966 pending cases at the Nashville office and the wait time is 389 days.
From October 2012 to January 2013, the Nashville hearing office had 1477 hearings scheduled. Approximately 87.5% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied). The 11 judges in the Nashville office handled about 1.8 dispositions per day or approximately 20 hearings scheduled per day.
Video hearings are an option, if you or your attorney is not able to make it to Nashville. However, only 6% of hearings were held through video conferencing in Nashville, much lower than the national average.
A Clarksville disability attorney will prove to be very helpful before and during the hearing. He or she will be able to use past experience to prepare you for the hearing.
You will have to wait over a year for your hearing with the Nashville office. If you are in a difficult financial or medical situation, it can be tough to wait that long. One possible option is to contact your congressman and see if he or she can get the hearing scheduled sooner.
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