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My Disability Claim Has Been Denied. What Should I Do?

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: November 16, 2015

According to statistics, as many as 70% of Social Security claims are denied every year. That is an unfortunate fact that millions of Social Security applicants have to face. You may believe that your disability leaves you impaired and incapable of working, and therefore eligible for benefits, but that may not necessarily be how the Social Security Administration sees it.

There are some mistakes that people who have their claim denied, make. The first one is to give up, and do nothing. The second is to file a claim all over again. Speak to a Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits lawyer for advice about your options after having a claim denied. You can file an appeal of your claim, and it is highly recommended that you do so. Remember, many claims are approved at the appeal stage.

However, it is important to go about the process of appeals very judiciously. The most critically important thing that you can do at the appeals stage is to hire a lawyer. The appeals process is long, convoluted, and involves several stages. The most important stage is arguably the disability hearing, where you will be required to provide evidence in support of your claim. It is important to be represented by a Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits lawyer who will appear at the disability hearing with you. Remember, that a Social Security disability benefits lawyer has seen many claims that have been denied and has represented clients at these appeals, and therefore has a much better grasp of what to expect than you do.

If your disability benefits claim has been denied, do not lose hope. Do not file your claim all over again. Get in touch with a Social Security disability benefits lawyer, and learn how you can begin the process of filing an appeal.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.