Mobile SSD Appeals Lawyer Fighting to Make Matters Right
The harsh reality is that over two-thirds of people who apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits will be denied. There are multiple factors that go into the Social Security Administration’s strict considerations. It could have to do with how disabled you are, a lack of medical evidence, or how much income you’re currently earning.
The moral of the story is that the majority of people who will be approved for disability do so by filing an appeal and going through a rigorous appeal process. Your odds increase dramatically if you’re able to file all the correct paperwork in a timely manner. Preparedness is key when it comes to appealing an SSD claim. If you don’t file correctly, chances are you will be denied again. The best way to make sure your 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 need to file an appeal no more than 60 days from the date listed on your denial notice. If your initial claim was denied, as in this is the first time the Social Security has told you you don’t qualify, your next step is to file a “Reconsideration” request. When you request “Reconsideration”, you’re not yet at the hearing level, but instead simply asking the Social Security Administration to take another look at your case and potentially add additional information that may change the outcome. This stage may be a good time to consider talking with a Social Security attorney to look at all your options before moving forward.
What Do I Do If My Condition Has Gotten Worse?
If your condition has gotten worse, you should let the Social Security Administration know at the time you file your appeal. You want to make it clear you are appealing because you don’t agree with their initial decision so the response to your appeal is still based on the date you initially filed and not this new date of your updated condition status. You’ll also want to make sure any new information you provide is backed up with medical records and statements from your doctor. These filings are something a Social Security attorney 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 Social Security attorney can handle each one of these filings and ensure they are done properly and on time.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Social Security Disability Appeal?
Every day many people are approved for Social Security disability benefits. If your case is simple and you clearly meet every requirement, you may be able to apply and get approved on your own. However, if your case is complicated, you may want to enlist the help of a professional.
If your application is denied, and you’re considering an appeal, you’ll absolutely want the help of a lawyer. There are many steps in the process, each with its own set of rules and deadlines. An attorney can make sure you’re submitting the best arguments, and documents to back them up, at every step of the appeal process. A lawyer can prepare you for court, gather your documents, and present a strong argument in your court hearing. There are also very strict rules to how much a Social Security Attorney can charge and the money isn’t paid by you directly but by the benefits your attorney helps you get. Therefore a lawyer can be a lot less expensive than you might think. Call Walton Law LLC at 251-319-5354 so you can focus on your health.