Being so ill or injured that you are unable to work can turn your world upside down. Not only are you trying to cope with a serious condition, but you can also find that you are unable to work. The emotional, social and financial implications of this can prove to be devastating.
Unfortunately, many people in this position will also get some more upsetting news when they learn that their applications for Social Security disability benefits have been denied. If you are in this position, it is crucial to remember that you are not alone and that you still have options to pursue SSDI benefits.
It is not uncommon for an initial application for disability benefits to be denied, and it does not mean that a person’s condition does not meet the eligibility requirements set by the Social Security Administration. In fact, there are many reasons an application can be denied that have nothing to do with the extent of a person’s condition.
Thanks to an overwhelmed system, many applications are initially denied simply because they were not properly examined by an individual administrator. Other applications are denied because of incomplete or inaccurate paperwork.
This is why it can be so crucial to pursue an appeal if your SSDI claim has been denied. While the appeals process, just like the application process, can be very confusing, our firm has substantial experience navigating the system. We can help you understand your options for appeal, as well as what steps need to be taken to pursue a successful claim.
You do not need to pursue an appeal alone. You do not need to figure out whether you must request reconsideration, a hearing or a review by the Appeals Council; and you certainly do not need to become an expert in how the Social Security system works.
You can, however, speak with an attorney at our firm who already has the appropriate legal knowledge that can be beneficial in pursuing an appeal. We have helped disabled workers across Georgia appeal initial application denials and get the benefits they deserve. For more information on how we may be able to help you file an appeal for Social Security benefits, please visit our website.