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Filing an Appeal for SSDI Benefits

As you are probably already aware, applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a complicated process, one which involves filling out a lot of paperwork and supplying ample medical evidence to the Social Security Administration.

Unfortunately, when disabled individuals apply for SSDI benefits on their own, their applications are frequently denied and the SSA turns them away.

These denials don’t necessarily occur because the applicant does not have a qualifying disability, sometimes it’s because they failed to supply all of the information that the SSA needed to make the appropriate decision.

Was your application denied?

Did you apply for disability benefits on your own, only to find out that you were denied? If that’s the case, it’s probably been months since you first applied, and even longer since you became disabled and unable to work.

Our guess is that you are in a difficult situation, and you need to see if there’s anything else that can be done to give you a second chance at receiving disability benefits.

Fortunately, the SSA has an appeals process for applicants whose claims are denied. Please be aware that if your claim was denied, you have just 60 days from the date you received the SSA’s denial letter to request an appeal. If you recently received the letter, you need to act fast.

The four stages of the appeals process are:

  1. Your claim is reconsidered by the SSA.
  2. If you do not agree with the SSA’s decision following the reconsideration, you can request a hearing.
  3. If you do not agree with the decision that resulted from the hearing, you can ask the Social Security Appeals council to review the decision.
  4. If you do not agree with the Appeals Council’s decision, your last resort is to file a lawsuit in a federal district court.

If your medical conditions makes it so you are physically incapable of working and earning a living, then you probably need all the financial help you can get, and disability should be your first option since you’ve been paying into the program all these years.

If after reading this you are interested in filing an appeal, we urge you to contact a Dallas Social Security Disability attorney from our office for help.

Contact The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC to schedule a consultation!