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Memphis, Tennessee Social Security Administrative Offices

Location

There are three separate Social Security Administrative offices in Memphis, Tn. for your convenience. They are located at 3602 Austin Peay Hwy, Memphis, TN 38128, (855) 420-8557; 1330 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, (866) 336-2212; and 3461 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38109, (855) 782-9155.

Appeals for Social Security Disability Benefits

Do not despair if your original application is denied. As many as 90% of original applicants actually experience this. Instead dig in and find out what you did wrong so you can correct your mistakes before resubmitting the application. You only have up to sixty days to do so.

You may want to make an appointment with a representative in the Memphis, Tennessee field office to get their expert input. They are usually able to review an application and pinpoint the reasons for rejection. You could also contact an attorney that specializes in applying for social security benefits.

Either way, what follows are some suggestions for appealing a rejected application. When you appeal the Social Security Administration of the Memphis, Tenn. Office with review your paperwork. Before resubmitting you have time to gather more information that will support your claim for benefits.

  1. All appeals must be in writing.
  2. The appeal must be submitted on an appeal application.
  3. First level appeals are called ‘reconsideration’.
  4. The denial letter will include instructions on how to appeal.
  5. Reconsideration applications are returned to the Department of Disability Services.
  6. Applications for reconsideration are reviewed by a different Medical Examiner.
  7. The Medical Examiner will look for further information on the disability.
  8. The new Medical Examiner will decide if you are approved or denied.
  9. They will return your application to the Memphis, Tenn. Field office with a decision.
  10. The Memphis office will send a letter to you indicating the status – if you are approved they will include information on the amount of benefits you will receive and when they will begin to be sent.
Reconsideration Appeals Advice

If ever there is a time to be organized in life, it is when you are filing for social security. Whether it be for retirement benefits, disability, workmen’s compensation or other potential benefits, the Social Security field office of Memphis, Tennessee receives thousands of applications each year that are all at different places in the acceptance or denial process. You cannot expect them to keep track of your paperwork. Do it yourself. Buy whatever organizational tools you need – file or accordion folders, labels, a computer program – just make sure you document the process from beginning to end and keep copies of every piece of paper that is related to your application for benefits.