Suffering a disabling injury can turn a person’s world upside down. The pain, hospital visits and medication that come with an injury or illness can make it impossible for a person to continue working, and it can become quite clear that financial support will be all but essential.
People in this situation are often eligible to pursue Social Security disability benefits. They will need to collect medical records, fill out applications and provide evidence to support a claim for disability payment. After all this work, stress and pain, it can be quite upsetting if an application for benefits is denied.
Unfortunately, this is the reality that most applicants will be faced with after the Social Security Administration determines that for one reason or another, a person’s claim for benefits is incorrect, incomplete or inadequate.
The SSA can deny a claim for just about any reason, and they often do just that thanks to huge amounts of applications, both current and backlogged. Rather than take the time to try to track down missing information or reach out to doctors for clarification, SSA officers will simply deny the application.
If this is the situation in which you find yourself, it is crucial that you understand that a denied application doesn’t mean you are not eligible for benefits. You just need to work a little harder to appeal the initial ruling and request that it be reconsidered. During the appeals process, it can be essential that you have strong medical evidence, complete and accurate employment and care information, as well as a persuasive argument that may be presented.
Rather than worry about the complicated and frustrating legal process of appealing a denied claim for disability, you should be able to focus on your health and rely on the guidance of an attorney. We encourage you to explore our website for more information on how this law firm can be positioned to help you pursue a claim for disability or appeal a denied claim in Atlanta.