Disability Attorneys will ensure that you have the proper medical and other documentation to apply for your benefits.
What types of disability qualify you to receive benefits in Tennessee?
Physical disabilities include physiological, functional and/or mobility impairments and can be fluctuating or intermittent, chronic, progressive or stable, visible or invisible.
If you are “Legally Blind”, a person who has 10% or less of normal vision, you can apply for disability.A large number of people have a “Visual Impairment” while not being legally blind but depending on the severity may qualify for a percentage of benefits.
The Social Security Administration will determine whether you are disabled because of a hearing impairment, first they consider whether your impairment is severe enough that you are unable to work in order for you to receive benefits.
Mental Health Disabilities
If you are disabled by a mood or affective disorder, the SSA will determine whether the disorder is severe enough to meet the criteria for mental health disability compensation.
These disabilities are characterized by intellectual development and capacity that is significantly below average and may involve a permanent limitation to a person’s ability to learn.
A learning disability is essentially a specific and persistent disorder of a person’s central nervous system affecting the learning process. A common indicator of a learning disability is a discrepancy between the individual’s potential (aptitudes and intellectual capacity) and their actual level of achievement.
If you feel that you, or a family member, qualify for one of these disabilities, contact us for a free initial consultation to begin the process by making sure that you have a valid claim.
Trisha Henegar, our Tennessee Social Security Attorney
, will look over your documentation and discuss the process and what course of action will be in your best interest.