Denied SSD claims in Harker Heights, TX
Denied SSD claims
WHY DOES THE SSA DENY SSD CLAIMS?
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WHAT CAN I DO IF THE SSA DENIES MY SSD CLAIM?
If you have applied for SSD benefits and faced denial, you have options. You should always appeal the SSA’s decision on the understanding that it denies nearly every applicant’s first try. Appeal by sending the SSA what’s known as a “reconsideration” along with your medical history and/or income statements to prove you deserve benefits. Enlist the help of an SSD lawyer to collect the proper documentation and appeal your denial.
If the SSA denies your reconsideration appeal, you can take your appeal to a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ). The judge will investigate your case, including new evidence you and your lawyer provide. You will have the opportunity to provide an expert medical witness to vouch for your disability. If the ALJ denies your appeal at this state, you can take your case to the appeals council and the federal court.
Hiring an SSD lawyer will make the difficult appeal process much easier. You need to understand what the SSA and judges look for to have the best chance of receiving benefits and/or insurance. An SSD appeal can take months to complete, but it will be worth it if the SSA grants you benefits.