Nashville Disability Benefits & Social Security Attorney
Nashville Disability Attorney Keith Williams Can Get Your Tennessee Benefits for You
Did you know that 3 out of every 4 people who apply for Social Security or ERISA Disability Benefits in Tennessee are denied their benefits?
But that approximately 70% of those who appeal their disability claim are successful?
Do you need an experienced and qualified Tennessee Disability Attorney to help you with your Disability Claim, your Disability Reconsideration, or your Disability Appeal?
Don’t leave your future to chance! You need a qualified and experienced Nashville Disability Benefits lawyer. The Tennessee Social Security and ERISA Disability Attorneys at Keith Williams Law Group can help you get your claim approved so you can receive the benefits you’ve earned!
Our Social Security Lawyers In Nashville Will Ensure Your Rights Are Protected
With offices on the square in Lebanon and in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, we help people from all over Middle Tennessee get the social security benefits they so desperately need. Why not let us help you?
What would you do if you suddenly found yourself unable to work for an extended period of time? How would you support yourself and your family? In these situations, there are generally two types of benefits people rely upon (apart from workers’ compensation benefits in the event you are hurt at work): Social Security Disability and ERISA Disability.
Social Security Disability is available through the Federal Government to all workers who have worked a sufficient amount to qualify and meet medical requirements. The length of the disability must exceed one year or be expected to last more than one year. These benefits are also available for the loved ones of a deceased worker in certain circumstances.
There are three stages of a Social Security Disability Claim:
- Application (either approved or denied). If denied, then within 60 days you must
- Request for Reconsideration (the application goes back to the Social Security Office to be re-evaluated). If denied, then within 60 days you must
- Appeal to an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) where you will have to argue your case, present your evidence and provide testimony to the ALJ in support of your claim.
It is vitally important that you have a qualified and experienced Social Security lawyer to help you through the process.
We have more information for you in our library on Tennessee Social Security Disability claims.
ERISA Disability Benefits or Employee Retirement Income Security Act Benefits are governed by Federal Laws and are very complicated.
ERISA cases are heard by Federal judges and have a standard of proof of “abuse of discretion.” This is a very high standard to prove, and it means you must prove not merely that there is evidence that could support a decision granting your long term disability claim, but instead that the insurance company actually “abused its discretion” when it decided to deny your deserved disability benefits.
If you or a loved one is denied coverage under your Tennessee Long Term Disability Insurance Policies or Plan you must act to protect your rights. ERISA requires one or more administrative appeals.
Because of the “abuse of discretion” standard to be used by the Federal Court Judge, an ERISA Disability Benefits Appeal can involve a very tough standard to meet. Retaining an ERISA Long Term Disability Benefit attorney soon after your denial can be an important step for overcoming this difficult standard and preparing the record in case it must be taken beyond the administrative appeal(s) required by your policy and into Federal Court.
Disability Benefits Frequently Asked Questions