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Don’t let the SSD claim process overwhelm you

On Behalf of | Jun 27, 2019 | Social Security Disability

For many elderly and disabled people in Columbus and the rest of the country, Social Security disability benefits are a critical source of income. However, when it comes to claiming SSD benefits, it is common for many applicants to be overwhelmed. Matters can become more difficult if a claim is filed only to be rejected by the SSA.

As a first step in the claim process, the applicant needs to find out whether the disability is question is eligible for SSD benefits. After confirming eligibility, the next step is to file the claim. Typically, there are two stages in a successful claim: the initial application where the applicant submits medical evidence and other documentation and the final stage where the SSA determines if the claim will be allowed. However, if the SSA identifies irregularities in the application, the claim will be rejected.

The applicant can then appeal the claim. SSA appeals are resolved in a maximum of four steps: reconsideration, administrative law judicial review, appeals council review and an appeal in federal court. The claimant needs to provide evidence that supports the claim throughout all stages.

However, when those same applicants choose to retain an attorney, they find the process simpler. If applicants in Columbus want to understand what help attorneys can offer, they can visit our law firm’s webpage. After all, an experienced Social Security attorney is fully aware of how the SSA functions and is, therefore, able to review the applicant’s case and determine the reason behind the denied claim.