If you’ve applied for Social Security benefits, you likely are in a situation where you need money and compensation due to injuries or ongoing struggles with pain. Unfortunately, the paperwork can be tricky. If you don’t get it right, you could find yourself receiving a denial letter in the mail. If that happens, don’t give up hope; you can still appeal your denial and get the money you deserve.
It’s true that a large number of applicants receive denied disability claims. This alone doesn’t mean that you’re not eligible, but it does mean that there are further steps you need to take in order to receive those payments. With the right help, you can go back over your application and find any legal reasons it could have been denied, from missing information to a lack of a signature.
After you receive a denial, you don’t have a lot of time to correct the mistake. In fact, you only have a few months to do so in most cases. Because of that, working with a team to correct your paperwork and resubmit it correctly is vital. First, a request for reconsideration needs to be sent. Medical documents need to accompany this request. If this request works out, then you’ll begin to receive the benefits you need.
If this also results in a denial, you can move forward with an appeal hearing. An administrative law judge will be at this hearing and will review all of the evidence. In that situation, you need to have a strong, solid case that can sway the judge’s position on the previous denials. If you want to learn more about what to do next in your case, please visit our page on Social Security Disability.