With the Social Security Administration (SSA) facing a huge influx of new applications for Social Security Disability Benefits, the agency seems to have adopted a policy of initially denying numerous claims. Records from the SSA indicate that roughly 70 percent of all first-time applicants receive a Social Security Disability Denial.
There are numerous reasons that can be given for a claim denial. Some of the most common examples include:
- Having too much income
- Short-Term Disability
- Application errors
- Failure to follow SSA directions
This leaves many people wondering what they should do if and when their claim for Social Security Benefits is denied.
The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain the most important aspect to remember is that you have a right to legal representation. Discussing your situation with a qualified attorney may provide some insight in to how to proceed with appealing the decision. There are numerous documents and other paperwork that must be submitted within certain time frames to the SSA though, so the firm suggests looking at your legal options with an attorney as soon as possible.
Once you have begun the appeal process, there are several steps that may follow before a decision in your case is reached. It is important to remember this process can be quite confusing and complex. This is just another reason to have an attorney by your side to answer any questions you may have throughout the appeals process.