If you are trying to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) and your claim is denied you aren't alone. You should consult with an experienced disability attorney. Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income are the only sources of disability income for many people. Especially those who have medical conditions or injuries that interfere with their ability to earn a living. Unfortunately, claim denial rates are high and getting benefits is hard. However, Lettunich Law Firm can provide you with the help you need to fight for your disability benefits.
What to Do After a Disability Benefits Denial
More than half of applicants for Social Security Disability coverage are initially denied benefits that they have applied for. You will receive a notice of denial. The Social Security Administration will include a short explanation of your medical condition and the impairments they considered. They will also provide a list of records that they took into consideration. Lastly, an explanation of your denial will be included too. Denial rates are high for a number of reasons. This includes the fact that the Social Security Administration defines “disabled” very narrowly when it is applied to those seeking benefits. Unless your condition is in the Blue Book and you have the symptoms the Blue Book requires, you may not be eligible for disability benefits. If the Social Security Administration should covered, a disability attorney can help you to go through the appeals process.
Social Security Disability Appeals Process
There are four stages of appeals for Social Security disability benefit denials. You can make a request for reconsideration and a different disability claims examiner will review your initial claim again. If this stage is not successful, an administrative law judge will schedule a hearing. If you denied again, you can go before the review board. Finally, you can appeal to a federal court and the court will make an assessment regarding whether the Social Security Administration acted properly with regards to your benefits claim. This process may sound long and difficult. You are probably considering all the paperwork you will have to fill out. If this seems too complicated, Lettunich Law Firm can help.
How a Disability Attorney Can Help
Lettunich Law Firm Law Firm provides assistance to disabled people in and around El Paso in applying for disability benefits. We understand how much you need income for yourself and your loved ones when you cannot work. Give our firm a call today to talk with a disability attorney and to find out about how we can help you get benefits covered.