Can I Appeal a Social Security if I was Denied Disability?
Applying for Social Security disability without proper representation from a disability attorney is never advisable. The application and approval process for Social Security is complex and those injured cannot depend on the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide legal advice. Therefore, if you were denied for Social Security benefits than you must contact a Social Security disability lawyer immediately. A personal injury firm can guide you in the right legal process of appealing the denial decision from the SSA.
Less than 40% of initial Social Security disability claims are approved on the first attempt. Unfortunately, most of those denied disability claims are never appealed and the injured person loses all chances of receiving their monthly disability benefits. There is a time limit of 60 days to appeal a denied Social Security disability claim. Those that are appealed may need to go up in front of an Administrative Law Judge. This is why hiring an experienced SSA attorney is essential, and can improve your chances of being approved by 50 percent. The disability lawyer assists at the hearing with preparing legal paperwork, subpoenaing witnesses, and questioning witnesses on the stand. A person filing for Social Security disability benefits bears the burden of showing that there is in fact a disability.
If you or a loved one has an illness or has been injured, and can no longer work, contact Ron Bell Social Security lawyers who specialize in Social Security disability claims and appeals. Illnesses such as anxiety, cancer, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, chronic pain, spinal cord injuries, back pain, injuries due to a car accident, etc… are all eligible for SSA approval.