Social Security Disability Claim Denial

Denied Social Security Disability Claim: How To Appeal

by Staff | June 14th, 2013

June 14, 2013

Even when a person files a legitimate claim for Social Security Disability Benefits, there is a good chance it will be denied. Records from the Social Security Administration (SSA) show that approximately 70 percent of all initial benefit claims are denied.

Just because an individual receives a Social Security Disability Claim Denial doesn’t mean there are no options. If a person’s claim is rejected, they have the option to begin the appeals process; however, this can sometimes be quite complex.

The first step in beginning the process is letting the SSA know of the intent to start an appeal. The agency will then send the claimant a set of forms that will need to be filled out and returned or completed online. It is vital that the claimant ensure these forms are returned to the SSA within 60 days, as this is the agency’s deadline for initiating the process after receiving a denial. It may also prove beneficial for the claimant to contact their local Social Security office within two weeks of submittal to ensure all of the proper paperwork has been received.

The Social Security Disability Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recognize how confusing and tedious the appeals process can be and suggest discussing your case with an attorney if your claim for benefits has been denied in the past. Their team may be able to help get you the compensation you need.