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Disability Law Offices of Tony Adderley

When Your Application Is Denied

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: March 4, 2015
When You Can’t Work

When disabled people in the Los Angeles area apply to receive either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and their initial applications are denied, many people just give up. Don’t do that. Instead, arrange to speak at once with an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney. Giving up is the wrong decision. Applicants who give up may find themselves years later filing again and starting from scratch. The much better option is to push forward with an appeal. Initial applications for disability benefits are seldom approved, and giving up just means that you’ll lost time as well as some of the benefits you deserve.

Instead of giving up, other applicants simply start over with a brand new claim after a denial. But a new is likely to be denied again because nothing has really changed. If you submit the same evidence of disability, you’ll probably get the same response. One former disability examiner claims to know of applicants who submitted an initial application 15 times. Don’t do that. Instead, immediately after receiving a denial, file an appeal with the help of an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney. The deadline for filing an appeal is 60 days, but don’t wait even a single day. Every day you delay, you’re losing benefits. Moreover, you attorney needs as much time as possible to prepare your appeal.

The appeal process has several stages; in other words, you’ll have several opportunities to be granted benefits through an appeal after an initial denial. If you haven’t yet filed for disability benefits, but you’re disabled, unable to work, and located in the greater Los Angeles area, speak to a Social Security disability attorney about helping with your initial application. That way, you can be sure your application is complete and accurate, and if it’s denied, you already have a good attorney on the case. For help with any questions or concerns regarding Social Security disability benefits, call make the call to an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney immediately.

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.