If you have suffered a disabling illness or injury, then you probably know how this can affect your life in a negative way. In particular, your financial situation has likely taken a severe turn for the worst. Even Tennessee residents that have scrimped and saved for years soon discover that their savings are not enough to see their family through after a life-changing injury occurs.

We have seen even the strongest individual become filled with dread at the suggestion that it might be time to file a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim. We know that the process is confusing and even frightening for people, but the benefits of filing a successful claim far outweigh any negative aspects of the process.

We encourage all disabled Knoxville residents to seek legal assistance when filing a SSD claim. Doing so can ensure your initial application and attached documentation does not contain errors, which might delay approval. Using the tips we have listed below can also improve your chances of claim approval.

  • File your claim as soon as possible so as not to empty your savings or rob from your retirement funds
  • Take an immediate look at your financial situation and the impact your disability will have on future finances
  • Make a new budget that reduces your spending as much as possible
  • Seek legal assistance with filing your claim right away to reduce the risks of a denial

A successful SSD claim may make a huge difference in how you and your family live after suffering a debilitating condition. You can find additional information about filing a successful claim by exploring the resources on our website.