If you are disabled, have applied for disability benefits, and those benefits have been denied – do not give up! You have the right to seek reconsideration and appeal your case. If your initial application was made without the help of an attorney you may be wondering if you can go through the reconsideration or appeals process on your own as well. The short answer is yes, you do have that right. However, given the complexities and timelines in place, your chances of success at these secondary stages is greatly increased if you enlist the assistance of a skilled attorney.
Most applications for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) are initially denied, if you want to have the best shot on appeal, here is how a qualified attorney can help:
- If your denial was due to a lack of evidence, your attorney will make sure all of your medical records are complete and properly presented.
- If your denial was due to a finding you are not disabled, your attorney will sit down with you to go over your options for a second medical opinion or a more thorough report from your current doctor.
- If your initial application was denied, you will need to talk to an attorney right away to be sure the proper procedure for reconsideration and appeal is taken and that important deadlines are not overlooked.
- Once a hearing has been set, your attorney will go to that hearing with you so you are put at ease and do not feel intimidated by the Administrative Law Judge’s questioning. Your attorney will prepare you for your hearing in advance, so you know what to expect.
Receiving a denial of benefits should not keep you from pursuing what you deserve. We understand it is easy to become discouraged when you learn your application has been denied, which is why we take fast action to get a result as quickly as possible. We can handle your SSDI appeal and can also help you with getting the Social Security Administration (SSA) to take another look at your request for Supplement Security Income (SSI). Call us today to learn more.
If you have questions about disability benefits and how to appeal a denial, call an experienced attorney for help. You can contact us online or call us at 855-727-6353.