If you have filed a claim for Social Security only to have it denied, you are not alone. Based on statistics given by the SSA, three-quarters of all initial claims are rejected. If your claim is one that has been denied, you have two available options:
You can give up. Not a good option but one that many claimants take, or
You can hire an experienced Social Security attorney and file an appeal
Giving up is not a good option. If you decide to re-apply at a future date, you will be starting from scratch. It is in your best interest to hire a Kansas City attorney that knows the system and lodge an appeal.
Don’t be disappointed if your initial claim is rejected. Most are. The chances are good that if the first claim was rejected, that subsequent claims will be rejected as well, as nothing has changed. Even though the examiners will be different people, the information that they have been given to review is the same, and as a result, the outcome will be the same as well.
File an Appeal
If your initial claim is denied, you have 60 days to appeal. This is, by far, the route that is most attractive as appealing “keeps the clock running.” Should you win your case on appeal, you can expect to receive more back pay as it is calculated from the date of your initial claim.
Filing an appeal is not easy; there are complex rules and regulations that must be followed; if you have not yet hired a knowledgeable lawyer in Kansas City, now is the time to do it. An experienced lawyer knows what is required in the way of documentation and medical evidence to support your claim. Your lawyer will represent you during the hearing and beyond if necessary.
If your claim for Social Security disability benefits has been denied, contact the Grundy Disability Group, LLC in Kansas City. Visit http://www.grundydisabilitygroup.com and request a free case evaluation. Follow us on twitter.