What Are My Chances Of Winning A Social Security Disability Appeal?
Approximately 28 percent of people have their applications approved; at the reconsideration level, about 20 percent of appeals are approved; at the hearing level with an administrative law judge, about 46 percent of claims are approved.
Do I Need To Have A SSD Attorney Represent Me In My Appeals Case If I Now Live In Another State?
Lawyers often handle Social Security cases that are not within their state. It’s important to have a lawyer in these types of cases. The attorney’s fees will be relatively small, and a claimant won’t have to pay anything in advance.
I Was Denied Because My Medical Records Were Not Available, But I Now Have My Medical Records. Should I Still Hire A SSD Attorney Or Should I Handle It Myself?
Many claimants must handle their own claims as a result of being unable to find a lawyer who is willing to take their case. If a claimant has the option of hiring a lawyer, then they should.
How Long Does It Generally Take To Appeal After A Social Security Disability Decision?
The length of time it will take to appeal after a Social Security disability decision will vary. If an application is denied, then it will be moved to the reconsideration appeal stage, which takes about four to six months. If the reconsideration appeal is denied and the claimant requests a hearing, it could take 12 to 24 months until that hearing takes place.
How Can I Get Support From My Medical Doctor To Help Me With My Social Security Disability Hearing?
A doctor will not need to appear at a hearing; simply having the medical records from the doctor should suffice. If asked by the claimant, a doctor may also be willing to provide a disability statement that explains why they believe the claimant is disabled.
When Should My Attorney Be Collecting Medical Records For My Social Security Disability Hearing?
If medical records are collected too early in a case, then they could be collected prior to a significant amount of treatment. As a result, they would have to be collected a second time in order to ensure that they include documentation of the most recent treatment.
How Serious Does My Physical Condition Need To Be In Order To Get Social Security Disability?
A claimant must be “practically bedridden” in order to receive Social Security disability benefits. It may be a little unfair, but people who are between the ages of 18 and 49 must prove significant physical or mental limitations. Individuals who are between 50 and 60 generally have an easier time receiving benefits.
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