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Social Security Disability Claims in Tennessee


If you are disabled because of illness or injury and are unable to work, you could be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. But getting SSD benefits is a long, complex, and challenging undertaking that can overwhelm you with paperwork, jargon, and deadlines. In fact, the requirements for Social Security Disability benefits are so stringent that about two-thirds of the folks who file claims are denied on their first try.

While you don’t have to have an attorney to file for SSD benefits in Tennessee, we always recommend that individuals seek the advice of a Social Security Disability lawyer before completing the initial application. Your free consultation gives us a chance to understand the complexities of your case and gives you an opportunity to decide if you’d like to work with us.

So contact us today to schedule an appointment. We’ll be with you at every step!

Joyce & Bary were awesome to work with. They were kind and compassionate towards my needs. They always returned my phone calls promptly and answered all my questions. It was truly a pleasure and I’d recommend them to anyone!


Joyce & Bary Law serves Social Security Disability clients throughout East Tennessee, including Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City, Morristown, Elizabethton, Jacksboro, Knoxville, and surrounding areas.

Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

To be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, you must meet three basic requirements:

You have worked at least five years in the past decade.

You have a disability that is expected to last at least one year.

You are unable to engage in substantial work activity.

If you need benefits, don’t hesitate to call Joyce & Bary Law. We have more than 40 years of experience helping Tennessee and Virginia clients just like you get the benefits they deserve. We welcome you to schedule a free consultation, and we’ll work with you directly throughout the process.

What People are Saying about Joyce & Bary Law

Mr. Joyce took a chance on representing me even though I was younger and at the time didn’t have a specific diagnosis for my debilitating chronic pain. I will always be grateful to him for that. His staff was very professional and helpful throughout the process and always answered my questions in a timely manner. Mr. Bary was very professional, caring, and always encouraged me to share the truth of my story at the hearing. His expertise was key in helping me get a favorable outcome.


I chose Joyce and Bary to represent me in my disability case and I am so glad that I did. I felt in the beginning that I could do this on my own. But in the end I am so glad that Mr. Bary was there to speak for me. Mr. Bary took control of the case. He knew how to counter back with the vocational expert. I was approved for my disability, and Mr. Bary is still there for me to answer any questions that I may have. He is the best and I would recommend anyone to him.


The care and concern that they had for me was great. From first working with Terry and then with Mr. Bary, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. They were there with answers to my questions and they always had the answers. Mr. Bary’s guidance through the whole process was great. There were no surprises for me because they had already filled me in on what the whole process would be. Hats off to the whole staff. I would recommend them to everyone.


I couldn’t have asked for a more professional, proactive and caring group. They navigated everything for me and we were successful in a very short period of time. I can’t thank you enough.


Was such a great office to work with, always on point. Never left me out of the loop, always responded back to me with the same day. Thank y’all so much.


Mr. Bary was outstanding. He was interested, attentive and extremely responsive. He let us know what to expect during each phase of the Social Security Disability claim process. I just received my letter stating my claim was fully approved, and I couldn’t be happier with my choice to use Joyce & Bary. Well done and thank you!!!


More Social Security Disability Resources

Eastern Tennessee Social Security Offices

Kingsport: (888) 487-0161

Bristol (VA): (800) 772-1213

Johnson City: (866) 964-5059

Morristown: (866) 875-6156

Jacksboro: (866) 964-7324

Knoxville: (866) 331-9091

NOTE: Joyce & Bary Law PLC serves only Social Security Disability clients in Tennessee. Other legal services available in Virginia only.