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What to do when your social security benefits are denied?

Aug 27, 2013 |

There are many reasons why the Social Security Administration (SSA) may initially deny your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If this happens, you should not give up. We have some tips for how you can keep fighting for your benefits:

  • If you are denied, immediately consider partnering with a disability lawyer such as ours at Bentoff & Duber.
    An attorney can ease your mind and take the steps to gather evidence and documentation to support your claim. This will help you receive your entitled benefits. We at Bentofff & Duber have a success rate higher than 90% in Social Security Disability benefits cases.
  • Do not hesitate to file an appeal. It is worth the extra step to potentially reverse the SSA’s initial decision.
    Many SSI and Social Security Disability applications are denied, but later approved on appeal.
  • The SSA must receive your Request for Reconsideration form within 60 days from when you receive your denial.
    These forms can be obtained at your local Social Security office, via phone or online.
  • You have the better chance of winning a claim after being denied if you appeal instead of filing a new claim.
    Avoid filing a separate claim after being denied or sending your appeal after the deadline. These practices waste your time and greatly lower your chance of getting results.

Our attorneys have years of experience handling social security appeals. Let us navigate the logistics for you and make sure your appellate process runs smoothly.

Call us today at 216-861-1234 for a quick response and a free consultation.