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Get Your Benefits: Social Security, Long Term Disability, and ERISA Claims

Social Security Disability (SSD) And Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

When you can’t work and have become either temporarily or permanently disabled, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Social Security Disability (SSD) insurance pays monthly cash benefits to people who have earned enough to qualify and are now unable to work because of a disability. Another program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays monthly cash benefits to disabled individuals who have never worked or have not earned enough to qualify for SSD.

In addition to the cash benefit, people who are approved for SSD and SSI also become eligible to receive Medicare benefits after a 24 month qualifying period.

At Godwin, Morris, Laurenzi & Bloomfield, P.C., we know firsthand the challenges facing injured and disabled people in Memphis and throughout Tennessee because we work with them every day.

Our team of lawyers and professionals has well over 100 years of experience handling injury claims, including SSD and SSI issues. We will help you with all aspects of the process, from application to appeal.

In many cases, people attempt to apply for benefits on their own. The problem is that the Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t make it easy. The forms can be confusing and even a seemingly insignificant error can result in a denial. Furthermore, benefits can be taken away if you fail to maintain the very specific criteria of the SSA.

No matter where you are with your SSD or SSI benefits, we can help.

If you believe you may be entitled to Social Security or if your Social Security Disability claim has been denied, please give our office a call. Without the assistance of an experienced Social Security attorney it can take a long time to receive your benefits.

Long Term Disability (LTD) And ERISA Appeals

If you are permanently disabled and cannot work, you may also be entitled to benefits under your employer’s Long Term Disability (LTD) Plan and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

When your claim for disability benefits has been denied or terminated, it is critical that you file your appeal within a specific timeframe. ERISA and LTD laws are complicated, and only a certain number of appeals are allowed. The law greatly favors insurance companies and makes it difficult for you to win an appeal on your own. It is very important that you get the help of a qualified attorney who has experience handling these appeals as soon as you receive your first denial.

The lawyers at Godwin, Morris, Laurenzi & Bloomfield, P.C. are experienced in helping disabled persons secure their LTD and ERISA benefits. We usually handle Long Term Disability claims on a Contingency Fee basis, meaning that we charge a percentage of the amount recovered and that, if there is no recovery, you owe us nothing.

We approach every Long Term Disability case with intelligence and experience. We are familiar with strategies and tactics used by insurance companies and plans to deny legitimate claims. We know how to maximize the chances of securing the benefits that you deserve.

If you have been wrongfully denied your Long Term Disability or ERISA benefits, call the attorneys of Godwin, Morris, Laurenzi & Bloomfield, P.C. at 901-528-1702 for a free consultation today.