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Murfreesboro, Tennessee Social Security disability lawyer takes a personal interest in Social Security clients

The Social Security disability claims process can be discouraging because the Social Security Administration can be a cold, faceless bureaucracy. Many people become confused and frustrated by the complex terminology and procedure.

My staff and I understand this frustration and we work hard to provide a personal atmosphere so that our clients feel comfortable and protected. We want to know and understand our clients, and we encourage them to call or stop by whenever they want.

Some clients want us to handle everything; they prefer not to have to learn much about the system. That is fine with us, and we are happy to take care of them. Others want to be more involved and want to understand the Social Security rules and regulations. That is also fine, and we are also happy to explain the law and the issues.

For those who want to know more, this 100-page website is packed with explanations of different issues that can typically arise in a Social Security disability case.

How to apply for Social Security disability benefits

Many people who have suffered a disability start by wondering whether it is worth it for them to apply for Tennessee Social Security disability benefits in the first place.

Whether the Social Security Administration will grant your application can be a complicated matter that requires detailed analysis. But whether or not it is worth it to attempt the process will come down to whether or not you have an illness or injury that prevents you from being able to work, and this situation has either already lasted at least 12 months or is expected to last that long.

You can find more information about this from the articles on this website, such as:

  • Should I apply for disability?
  • Examples of who is and is not disabled.
  • Are you likely to qualify?
  • Once you decide to go ahead with the process, you can either go straight to a Tennessee Social Security disability lawyer who handles initial Social Security filings, or you can start on your own by filing the claim yourself.

    If you want to file your claim yourself, you can either phone 1-800-772-1213 for an appointment, or complete your application on line at

    For suggestions about applying, see Tips for applying.

    What happens if your Social Security disability application is denied?

    One of the important things that our Murfreesboro, Tennessee disability clients need to know about the Social Security disability application process is that a high percentage of initial applications are denied. In fact, the Social Security Administration denies 65% of all initial disability applications nationwide.

    That means that the most important thing is not to give up when your application is denied. It is at the next step — the appeal hearing — that most cases are won. It is at this point that you definitely will be better served by having the help of a knowledgeable Tennessee Social Security disability lawyer.

    Again, you can find more information about this part of the Social Security disability process from some of the links on this website. For example, you can look at:

  • Advice for appealing.
  • Appealing a Denial of Benefits.
  • How the Judge Determines Disability.
  • The hearing.
  • Your testimony.
  • Lay witnesses.
  • Let us help with your Tennessee disability claim

    Having an experienced Tennessee Social Security lawyer handle your disability claim will not only improve your chances of success, but it will provide you with the comfort, security, and peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are being taken care of.

    If you live in Murfreesboro or anywhere in Middle Tennessee and want help with your Social Security disability claim, whether it is filing the initial claim or appealing a denial, we are waiting for you and we want to help.

    You may start by providing a brief description of your claim using the form to the right, and we will respond promptly. Or you may contact us at:

    Harold H. Parker
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee Social Security disability lawyer

    Phones: 615-417-2177 and 615-417-0961
    Fax: 615-896-3121

    Law Offices of Harold H. Parker
    745 South Church Street, Unit 240
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130