How to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

by Staff | October 26th, 2015

If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits was denied, you’re not alone. As many as 70 percent of all initial claims for SSD benefits are rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

A denial doesn’t mean you can’t file for a reconsideration, and the legal staff at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin is here to explain what you’ll need to know to appeal a denied SSD claim.

First, you’ll need to gather certain documents and evidence that supports your case. The SSA outlines all of the information you’ll need to file an appeal, which includes your name, address, Social Security Number, the date you received your denial, and your medical records.

This information will be submitted with a formal request to have your case reconsidered by the SSA. An examiner will review your case and either uphold or reverse the previous decision. If your case is denied again, you can request a hearing with an administrative judge. If you still don’t receive a decision that’s in your favor, a council of judges will hear the case before it’s heard by the courts.

The policies that govern the SSD appeals process are complex, and having a Social Security Disability lawyer by your side during the claims process can help ensure your rights are protected at all times. Learn more about your options and resources that are available by visiting our website.

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