How to Appeal a Social Security Disability Denial

by Staff Blogger | November 24th, 2014

When illnesses or injuries strike, they can leave you permanently disabled. In some cases, Social Security Disability benefits may be available as a resource for income. But it’s important to carefully prepare your case, as an estimated 60 percent of initial claims receive Social Security Disability denials.

This leaves many citizens wondering what steps should be taken after a denial. The Social Security Administration (SSA) explains the first thing you should do is file an appeal. If you wish to appeal your Social Security Disability denial, the necessary paperwork must be submitted within 60 days of the decision being issued.

Once your appeal is filed, the SSA will reconsider your case. They will then either award you benefits or issue another denial. If the latter occurs, an administrative judge will then hear your case.

If the judge rules in your favor you will be awarded benefits. If not, the Appeals Council will then review your case. Having your case heard by the federal courts is the only other option available.

While the process may seem simple enough, the Nashville personal injury attorneys at Ponce Law explain the laws regulating Social Security Disability denial appeals can be complex. That’s why we urge you to speak with an attorney about your claim. They will help answer any questions you may have about getting the benefits you need.

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, our legal team is available to speak with you by calling (888) 977- 9912.