Suffering an injury or illness that leaves you unable to work may leave you dependent on alternative resources of income—such as Social Security Disability benefits. However, the process of being approved for the program can be tedious, and your benefits can be taken away if the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines your condition has improved enough for you to return to work.
This leaves some disabled individuals wondering what actions they can take if they disagree with decisions made by the SSA. Experts agree that filing a Social Security Disability appeal is likely the best option.
An appeal allows you to present your case before a judge or court, rather than to an SSA claims examiner. An SSA publication states that an appeal must be requested in writing within 60 days of an initial decision being made.
Completing the necessary paperwork in such a short time frame can be difficult. This is why having a Social Security Disability lawyer can be helpful when you’re preparing your appeal.
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we have decades of combined experience helping people get the SSD benefits they deserve, and we can do the same for you. Call us if you have a Social Security Disability claim that has been denied in the pas