Denied Social Security Disability Claim: How To Appeal

Jun 14, 2013 | Social Security Disability Insurance, Social Security Benefits

Expert SSD Lawyers at Newlin Disability


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.

Starting an SSDI Appeal

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 Newlin Disability 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.

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If you’re navigating the complexities of Social Security disability claims, Newlin Disability is here to provide expert guidance and support. Reach out to our experienced team today, and let us help you understand your options, streamline the application process, and maximize your chances of receiving the benefits you deserve.