Tennessee Social Security

Tennessee Social Security Attorney

Trisha Henegar, our Tennessee social security attorney, is very knowledgeable about disability laws.

Trisha will handle your claim with the utmost care and quality that you expect from a legal representative. The definition of disability under Social Security is different in that Social Security only pays for total disability. You cannot receive benefits for partial or short-term disability.

The SSA considers you disabled if:

  • you cannot do the work that you did before
  • the SSA decides that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition
  • your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death

The program rules assume that the workforce has access to other resources for support during periods of short-term disabilities, including workers' compensation, insurance, savings and investments.

Call for a consultation with Trisha Henegar, our Tennessee social security attorney, about your possible claim and decide if the SSA will consider it or if you need to pursue other forms of assistance in your time of need.


Qualifying

Does your condition qualify you for benefits?

  • Are you working? If you are earnings average more than $1,000 a month, generally you cannot be considered totally disabled.
  • If not, is your condition severe? Does your condition interfere with basic work-related requirements?
  • Is your condition expected to last a full twelve months, or will be permanent, or will result in death? Click these links to see the lists of disabling conditions for Adults and for Children.
  • Can you perform the work that you did previously? If your condition is not equal to or more severe than the ones on the SSA list, you will probably not qualify for disability.
  • Can you do other types of work? SSA takes into consideration your medical condition, age, education, past work-related experience and other skills you may have. If you can perform other work, your claim may be denied.