Living with a disability that prevents you from working is not only physically and mentally difficult, it can also be financially devastating. Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration were designed to assist Americans living with a disability, but unfortunately the process involved in getting approved for these benefits can be long and frustrating.
Many disability claims are denied upon initial submission, but if you get a denial don't give up. Use the following tips to help you if your disability claim is denied:
Appeal the Denial as Quickly as Possible
Many new disability claims are denied, but if your claim is one of those not accepted that doesn't mean that you are out of luck. You are entitled to appeal any disability claim that is denied, but it is essential that you appeal the denial as quickly as possible.
Don't make the mistake of submitting a new claim instead of appealing- there is a good chance that the second claim will not be approved either.
Hire an Experienced Disability Lawyer
When you're out of work due to a long-term disability, you may cringe at the idea of having to pay for a lawyer's services, but being represented by a reputable social security lawyer can greatly increase the chances of your disability claim being approved. While it may require an initial financial investment, it is worth it to find the funds to hire a lawyer if it means that you will receive monthly disability benefits for years to come.
Find Out Why Your Claim was Denied
The key to successfully appealing a disability denial is knowing why you were denied in the first place. The Social Security Administration denies disability claims for a number of reasons, but you are entitled to an explanation of why your claim was denied if you request a reason. Once you have a clear idea of why your claim didn't go through, your lawyer can build a strategy to successfully appeal the denial.
Know What is in Your Exhibit File
Exhibit files contain all of the details of your disability claim, including medical evidence from your doctors. Even if you are diligent in supplying all required material when you send in your initial claim, it is not uncommon for exhibit files to be missing critical information.
You and your lawyer should carefully review your exhibit file to ensure that all of the evidence of your case is included. If you notice that medical records, doctors notes, MRI/X-ray reports, or any other form of information regarding your disability is missing, make copies are submitted before your appeal hearing.
To learn more, contact a company like the Law Offices Of Russell J. Goldsmith with any questions you have.Share
24 February 2015
When I was injured in a slip and fall accident a few years ago, my family and friends had a hard time relating to the things I was going through. While some people thought that my decision to file a lawsuit was frivolous, others were under the impression that I would walk away as a millionaire. Their lack of personal experience with this type of legal problem left me feeling alone during one of the most difficult times in my life. That is why I decided to start this blog so that accident victims from all over would have somewhere to come to get the information and support that they need. I truly hope that this page can be that place for you.