Seeking benefits from the federal government can seem unnecessarily frustrating and complicated. The system is so enormous and strained that you may find it very difficult to get answers to your questions or find any reassurance that you are on the right track. Further, figuring out you may have made a mistake or forgotten to do something may come in the form of a rejected application for benefits.
This can all prove to be overwhelming, especially when the benefits you are seeking are crucial to your well-being. This is the situation many people face when they are pursuing disability benefits including Supplemental Security Income.
When it comes to applying for these benefits, many people fill out an application online or mail it in assuming that as long as they follow instructions, their claim will be accepted.
However, there are many issues that can lead to a denied request, from missing information to a failure to establish that a condition is in fact disabling. Additionally, people may not be fully aware of the eligibility requirements that are in place for SSI. Without knowing about these qualifications, you can end up making some critical errors or decisions that lead to a denied claim and potentially months of lost benefits.
With that said, you should understand that many applications for SSI and other disability benefits are initially denied. The application system seems deceivingly simple, but representatives are quick to deny applications for just about any reason.
However, it is important that you do not lose hope. There is an appeals process for this very reason. It is important to keep in mind, though, that filing an appeal can be much more complicated than filing an initial application. Navigating this process without the help of an attorney can prove to be another costly mistake.
For information on how our firm can help you, whether you are submitting an application or wish to file an appeal for SSI, you can visit our website.