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What You Should Do About an SSDI Denial


After sustaining a disabling injury in an accident or being diagnosed with a disabling medical condition, Social Security disability benefits are often lifesaving for the disabled person and their family. Yet obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be difficult due to the complexity of the application process. Indeed, as a recent article in Nerdwallet points out, more people are denied SSDI upon their initial application than are approved. In short, initial denials are extremely common, but it is essential to know that there are options for appeal, and many people who are denied initially are ultimately approved for SSDI benefits.

What should you do about an SSDI denial? Our national disability benefits lawyers can tell you more, and we can speak with you today about the particular details of your application and your appeals options.

Know How Common Denials Can Be (and That You Can Appeal and Be Approved) 

Before you panic upon receiving a denial of benefits, you should know that denials happen very frequently, and it is often possible for a subsequent approval upon appeal. According to data from the Social Security Administration (SSA), just over 30 percent of initial applications are approved, which means that nearly 70 percent of initial applications result in denials. In short, you are certainly not alone in receiving a denial, and you can appeal with help from a lawyer.

Understand Appeals Options 

Know your options for appeal. If you were denied in an initial determination, you can seek reconsideration. Then, if you are denied again, you will have additional options for appeal.

Take Steps to Initiate an Appeal 

It is critical to take steps as soon as possible to begin the appeals process because you will only have a limited amount of time to do so. From the time you receive your denial, you will have 60 days to file an appeal. This 60-day window applies to appealing an initial determination as well as appealing a reconsideration.

To ensure that you file an appeal before the clock runs out, you should get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible. Hiring an attorney to assist with any level of appeal is important to make certain that any errors from your initial application are corrected and that the SSA has all of the information it needs to approve your application.

Contact a National SSDI Attorney Today for Assistance 

For Americans with disabilities, SSDI benefits are often a crucial component of any sense of continued well-being while dealing with the realities of a debilitating condition. As such, when a person applies for SSDI benefits and is denied, receiving that denial can be devastating. Yet as we have discussed, SSDI denials are extremely common, and it is often possible to make a successful appeal so that you can ultimately receive SSDI benefits through the Social Security Administration. An experienced national SSDI benefits lawyer at the Law Offices of Stephen Barszcz can assess your case for you today and, if appealing is an option, can begin working with you on the appropriate appeal process based on the facts of your case.





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