Appealing A Denial Of An SSD Application
If you have recently learned that a Social Security Disability benefits application that you submitted to the Social Security Administration has been denied, you are certainly not alone. Far more initial applications for SSD benefits are rejected than are accepted. The SSA is notorious for rejecting applications for Social Security Disability benefits on virtually any grounds – however minor – that could warrant a rejection.
With that said, all hope is not lost. You can appeal the rejection of your SSD benefits application with the assistance of an experienced attorney who handles these kinds of cases. As an experienced Kingsport Social Security disability lawyer – including those who practice at The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt – can confirm, not every law firm practices Social Security law, so it is important to find a reputable firm that does in your area. Otherwise, you won’t be able to benefit from the skill and experience of a professional who handles these kinds of cases regularly.
Why Do SSD Benefits Claims Get Denied?
The Social Security Administration is exceedingly strict when it comes to reviewing applications for disability benefits. If paperwork isn’t complete, an application will likely be denied. If medical documentation supporting the applicant’s underlying diagnosis isn’t fully developed and illustrative of an applicant’s inability to work, an application will likely be denied. If it seems at all possible that an applicant may be able to work, even if that work is in a different capacity than the applicant’s previous employment, an application will likely be denied.
There are so many reasons why SSD benefits applications are denied that being as proactive as possible when submitting an initial application or appeal is critically important. Working with an attorney can help to ensure that all predictable obstacles in your way are cleared before they lead to a rejection of your initial application or a rejection of your appeal.
If your application has been denied, an attorney who regularly practices this area of law will be able to spot the holes in your case and ensure that those same challenges don’t hinder your ability to mount a successful appeal. In the event that you have applied for benefits and are not actually eligible for them, an attorney will be able to explain the eligibility barriers standing in your way and advise you of your best next steps accordingly.
Contact an Experienced SSD Benefits Lawyer to Learn More
If you are either concerned that your SSD benefits application is going to be denied or you’ve already received a formal rejection of your benefits application, don’t panic. As previously noted, it is far more common to receive a rejection of an initial SSD benefits application than it is to receive an approval. Take the next logical steps and speak with an experienced Social Security lawyer about filing an appeal. With solid guidance and proper documentation, you’ll place yourself in the best possible position to have your application approved the second time around.