Social Security Disability (SSD) is a program that provides monthly cash benefits to people who are either too disabled to work or have a medical condition that has lasted or will last at least one year.
When someone applies for SSD, they must be found eligible by the Social Security Administration before any payments can begin. However, not everyone is awarded SSD. Many applicants find themselves fighting an uphill battle when it comes to appealing their denial of benefits.
If you are among this unfortunate group of individuals and want to learn more about what your options may be in appealing your claim denial, then read on!
The Appeals Process:
Appealing for SSD benefits is not always easy, but it certainly can be done. At times, you may even want just to walk away if your claim has been denied. However, it would likely prove unwise as the denial letter sent by SSA will contain information about how to file an appeal with them.
To start, gather all of the information that you need to file your appeal. This includes the denial letter, any additional documentation provided by SSA or medical professionals who may be able to support your case, and other paperwork related to how much money (if any) you are currently making.
Next, create a document containing all of this information before beginning to work on writing an effective claim.
While the idea of appealing your claim may seem daunting, this is not something that you should attempt to do on your own. Instead, consider hiring a reputable law firm that can help you every step of the way in filing paperwork and representing yourself before SSA. Doing so will help save your time and ensure that you don’t face any unnecessary issues while appealing for social security disability benefits.
Hankey Law Office has helped countless individuals like you sitting at the negotiation table with Social Security Administration in the past. If you would like to learn more about how we can help in this regard, check out their website and see how they can assist you in the appeal process.