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What to Do if Your Claim is Denied
Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income programs provide options to those whose claims are denied
Our aggressive attorneys will not give up simply because your Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim is denied - and neither should you. Call us at 1-877-294-6813 right away to put your claim appeal in motion.
Sadly, many disabled people become discouraged after a denied claim and do not appeal the denial. This is often a mistake. Nationally, about two-thirds of all Social Security Disability applicants are denied benefits on their initial claim. Many applicants eventually do receive benefits.
Steps that the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein can take to advance your Social Security Disability claim if denied
- Gather any additional facts or documentation that may have been overlooked in your initial claim.
- Request a reconsideration hearing within the 60-day timeframe allowed after a denial.
Reconsideration of denied Social Security Disability claims
As with initial SSD or SSI claims, it is common that applicants will not be approved for benefits during reconsideration. Our advice is the same: Don't give up. You can request a hearing within 60 days of your denial to proceed with your appeal.
The hearing is usually the crucial step of the appeal process; it is where you will have the best chance of winning your appeal. A hearing is conducted by the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Social Security Administration. This is not the same agency which denied your Initial Application or your Reconsideration.
The hearing is private and generally informal. The only people present will be the judge and the judge's assistant, you, your attorney, and any witnesses your attorney agrees would be helpful. The judge or your attorney will ask you about your present medical condition, medical history, abilities, education, training, work experience and the limitation in your daily life caused by your disability.
The initial denial of a Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income claim is not a dead end. Talk to Joe. We reverse the government's decision in the majority of cases we take on.
Call the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein today at 1-877-294-6813. There is no fee or obligation for an initial consultation. And if we take your case, we don't get paid until you win. You have rights; we're ready to help. Contact our offices right away.