Fairhope SSD Lawyer Working Hard to Serve Those Suffering From Head Injuries
Head injuries are fairly common, but a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a much more extreme and potentially long-term type of head injury. A traumatic brain injury typically stems from a major head trauma, like getting hit directly with a blunt object or your head slamming into a hard surface. With a TBI, the damage is to the actual brain VS a surface wound. This kind of injury typically brings about extreme symptoms, both mentally and physically. While some symptoms of TBI show up right away, others might take weeks, months, or even years to show. This can make applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits difficult, as you’ll need to prove your injury is preventing you from working. A Social Security attorney can break down the list of things you’ll need to gather to get started on applying for your benefits.
Does TBI Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
In short, yes. You can typically get SSD benefits for a traumatic brain injury. TBI can have a major effect on every aspect of your life, including your ability to earn a living and provide for your family. If you’ve suffered a major head injury and have been diagnosed with TBI, you may want to apply for SSD. You should consult with a Social Security lawyer as soon as you know you want to apply. The process can take time, so the sooner you get the application processed, the better.
How is TBI Evaluated for Social Security Disability Benefits?
The Social Security Administration has TBI listed as one of the major qualifiers for disability benefits. Ultimately, however, they have a specific set of requirements you’ll need to meet in order to be approved. If you pass your evaluation, you’ll be well on your way to SSD benefits. The Social Security Administration’s rules are that you need to have severe disabilities in two or more extremities for at least 3 months, or you need to have one major disability in your mental faculties for over 3 months. If you’re being affected by one or both of these conditions, you may qualify for SSD benefits. The majority of cases that are denied are denied due to a lack of evidence proving their disability. The Social Security Administration will be asking for a big stack of documentation and they’ll need it in a timely manner. A Fairhope Social Security lawyer can work hand in hand with you to put these together and get them processed on time.
What Happens if My Application is Denied?
With 70% of applications for Social Security Disability benefits being denied, this is a hard truth you’ll need to realize. The positive is that if you’ve done your research and know you should qualify for benefits, you don’t have to accept a denial. You can appeal the case right away. Every year a staggering amount of denied cases are overturned and approved, often with the help of a Social Security attorney who knows the system well. If you’ve been turned down for SSD related to TBI, contact our Social Security law firm to speak with an attorney about how to best go about getting the benefits you’ve earned.
Do I Need a Social Security Lawyer?
Do you need a lawyer? Not necessarily, at least for the initial application. That said, traumatic brain injuries can have a major effect on every aspect of your life. Disabilities like this are what the federal benefits programs were created for. If your TBI is taking away your ability to lead a happy life or provide for your family, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. If you haven’t yet applied, an experienced Social Security lawyer can look over your situation and help prepare your application. In the event you’ve already applied and been denied, an attorney can go through your case and find out why it was denied. Then we can work with you to obtain anything that might be missing. We can also follow up with the Social Security Administration throughout the process to keep tabs on how it’s going and if anything else will be required. Call Walton Law LLC today at 251-455-5819 to set up an appointment with a trusted benefits attorney.