Getting approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits is no easy task. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reports up to 65 percent of claims are initially turned down.
When a Social Security Disability denial is issued, the claimant has the right to file an appeal of the decision. Doing so has proven to be a long and drawn out process for many in the past. Now, changes have been made to the online filing system in order to make filing an appeal much easier and more efficient.
The system is currently responsible for filing roughly 90,000 appeals per month nationwide. SSA officials are hopeful upgrades that have been made to the system could increase that number; all while providing users with a better experience.
A press release issued in NRToday says the online Social Security Disability appeals filing system now features the ability to submit both an appeals request and medical records at the same time. The need to submit duplicate information has also been eliminated in many areas.
Users outside the United States are also now able to access the system.
Technology can be extremely beneficial in reducing the backlog of claims awaiting decisions. It can cut the wait times for decisions when appealing your Social Security Disability claim as well. Our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin applaud these improvements and are hopeful more ways to better the process for filing and appealing a Social Security Disability claims can be discovered.
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