social security disabilityAbingdon, Bristol and Johnson City

Filing a claim, or appealing a denied one, for Social Security Disability (SSD) can be a challenging task to take care of on your own, which is why the Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey will seek to recover the benefits that you deserve.

For more than 30 years, the Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey has successfully handled SSD and SSI cases, even recovering benefits for previously denied claims. Our office can help expedite your claims process since filing a claim on your own through the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be timely and confusing. If necessary, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf, and walk you through every step of the appeals process.

Why was my claim denied?

Claims can be denied due to minor technicalities or errors, but also for other reasons including:

  • Income is too high
  • Missed appointment with SSA-approved physician
  • Failure to submit necessary medical records

Please understand that even if your claim has been denied, you might still be entitled to SSD/SSI benefits.

What are my options?

If your claim was denied, we can walk you through the appeals process, and submit a request for your application to be considered again; this is referred to as reconsideration. We may also need to gather additional information regarding evidence of your disability to be reviewed by the SSA.

What happens if my reconsideration request is denied?

If the reconsideration request is denied, we will proceed by requesting a hearing on your behalf. If this occurs, we will represent you in court, and may also need to request witnesses that can testify on your behalf. If your case is not selected for a hearing, we may be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf in an attempt to seek federal-court-ordered SSD/SSI benefits.

Representing the injured and disabled for more than 30 years, the Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey proudly serves Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport, TN, as well as Abingdon, VA. Call (276) 451-2056 to schedule your free consultation.