Fairhope SSD Appeals Lawyer Giving Clients a Second Chance
The fact is over 70% of people who apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits will be turned down. There are multiple things that go into the Social Security Administration’s strict guidelines. It might have to do with just how disabled you are, not having enough medical evidence, or how much money you have coming in for living expenses.
At the end of the day, the majority of people who will be approved for disability benefits do so by filing an appeal and going through a long, difficult appeal process. Your odds of being approved increase dramatically if you’re able to turn in all the correct paperwork on time. When it comes to appealing an SSD claim, you cannot be too prepared. If you don’t file correctly or file late, chances are you will be denied once again. The best way to ensure an appeal is filed correctly is to do so with the help of a Social Security attorney.
How Do I Appeal a Social Security Benefits denial?
You’ll need to file no more than 60 days from the date listed on your denial notice in the majority of states. If your initial claim was denied right away, as this is the first time Social Security has reviewed your case, your next move is to file a “Reconsideration” request. When you request “Reconsideration”, you’re still a ways away from an official court hearing, but instead are asking the Social Security Administration to take one more look at your case and potentially add additional paperwork that may prove your case and change the outcome. This phase is when you might want to consider talking with a Social Security lawyer who can break down each of your options before taking the next step.
What Do I Do If My Condition Has Gotten Worse?
In the event your condition worsens, you’ll want to let the Social Security Administration know as soon as possible. That said, you want to showcase the fact that you are appealing because you don’t agree with their initial decision to deny your claim, this is to make sure their response to your appeal is still based on the date you initially filed and not this new date of your updated disability status. You’ll also want to make a point to back up any new information with medical records and statements from your doctor. These filings are something a Social Security lawyer can take care of for you, including getting confirmation that the paperwork was filed properly and that your medical claims are backed up with supporting evidence.
How Long Do I Have to File an Appeal?
If your initial application for Social Security Disability Benefits is denied, there is a fairly strict schedule for filing an appeal. There are, essentially, four phases of filing an appeal. After you receive your initial denial, you’ll have 60 days to file a Reconsideration Request. If your case is denied again, you’ll have another 60 days to request a court hearing in front of a judge. The judge will make a decision on your case and you’ll receive a written response in the mail after your hearing. If you’re still denied, you’ll have another 60 days to ask for a review from the Social Security Administration’s Appeal Council. Lastly, if you still feel like you’re wrongly being denied benefits, you can file a lawsuit. An experienced Fairhope Social Security attorney can handle each one of these filings and ensure they are done properly and on time.
Can an Alabama Lawyer Help with My Social Security Disability Appeal?
Every day thousands of people are approved for Social Security Disability benefits. If your case is relatively by the book and you clearly meet the Social Security Administration’s requirements, you may be able to apply and get approved on your own. That said, if your case is more complicated, you very well might want to secure legal help.
If your application is denied, and you’re considering an appeal, you’ll want to speak to a lawyer. It’s a complex, often lengthy process, that involves many different rules and deadlines. A lawyer can make sure you’re submitting your best arguments, and the proper documents to back them up, at every step of the appeal process. An attorney makes sure you know what to expect going into court, collect your documents, and present a strong argument to the judge on your behalf. There are also very strict rules to how much a Social Security lawyer can legally charge and the money isn’t paid by you directly, but from the benefits, your lawyer helps you win. In the long run, a Social Security attorney can be a lot less expensive than you might think. Call Walton Law LLC at 251-455-5819 today.