Disputing a Denied Social Security Disability Claim
Social Security Disability Insurance is offered as part of a federal program that provides benefits to people who have been identified as being disabled and unable to support themselves or their families. It is administered by the Social Security Administration and is offered to any adult who has paid into the system for a minimum of ten years. Beyond the requirement of having contributed to the program, people who apply for Social Security Disability need to have a medical condition that will last a minimum of a year or is expected to result in death. Though it is an entitlement program that people think of as being guaranteed to be there for them when they have a need, the truth is that qualifying is more difficult than most people realize, and it is not at all uncommon to have your Social Security Disability claim denied. The application process itself requires providing medical and other pertinent information in support of your claim, and people frequently leave out details or fill out the forms incorrectly. Though it is not required to work with an attorney, doing so can help the process move more efficiently and can give you a much better chance of being approved. An experienced attorney will also prove indispensable when it comes to disputing a denied Social Security Disability claim.
When your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits is denied, it is easy to get discouraged, and many people are tempted to throw up their hands and walk away, giving up on the process. This is a shame, as if they turned to an attorney with experience and knowledge of the appeals process, they would give themselves a good chance of getting the benefits they deserve. The reality is that it takes very little for an application to be denied – it can be caused by a slight mistake in the documentation or a missed deadline. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we know how to navigate the appeals process so that you have a much better chance of being approved. We will work directly with your physician to gather all of the information that’s needed in support of your claim, and take care of getting all of the paperwork filled out for each of the five levels of the process that are available. These levels include:
- Initial/Application Level
- Hearing by an Administrative Law Judge
- Review by the Appeals Council
- Federal District Court Review
Though the law does not require that you use an attorney for your Social Security Disability denial, if you use one you are twice as likely to get your claim approved then you are if you attempt it on your own. We’ll start by reviewing where you are in the process and the reason for your initial denial. Contact us today to set up a convenient appointment.