Losing a Social Security disability claim or a claim for Supplemental Security Income can be a heavy blow, particularly if you’re desperate for financial aid, and you’re genuinely disabled and sick.
Claim denials happen all the time. In fact, the Social Security Administration rejects approximately 66% of all disability claims. No judge is omniscient. This system contains mechanisms to help wrongfully denied claimants appeal their cases.
Before you jump to the next step, however, take time to understand why the SSA rejected your claim. Perhaps you did not include proper records or didn’t follow the instructions correctly in your paperwork. Maybe the case you built failed to “hold water.”
In most cases, you will have 60 days to appeal the decision. You want to file quickly, so that you can get through the appeals process faster.
Avoid reapplying from the beginning — that’s a common mistake. Instead, go forward with the appeal.
Lastly, and most importantly, get in touch with a Texas Social Security Disability lawyer to help you with this process. Even if you were totally healthy and mentally sharp, you’d likely find elements of the claims process confusing and frustrating. Given your compromised circumstances—medically, financially, emotionally—you owe it to yourself to outsource this important work to a team that has experience helping people succeed with their benefits.
Connect with Morgan & Weisbrod today at 800-800-6353, or download our free report, Social Security Disability: What You Need to Know, to educate yourself about the process.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.