Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Apr 06, 2018 in Social Security Disability
You've just received a denial letter from Social Security. Now what?
First of all, realize that the majority of Social Security Disability claims are denied at the initial level. Second, you have a limited time to appeal. You have 60 days plus 5 days for mailing from the date of the denial level in which to file a "Request for Reconsideration". Failure to do so, absent good cause shown, will result in having to start a new claim and can potentially cost you benefits. Your Request for Reconsideration can be filed online. This is the easiest and fastest way to file an appeal. You may also fill out the necessary forms and mail to your Social Security office. But before you do either, it is a good idea to speak with a Social Security Disability attorney. They can file the Request for Reconsideration on your behalf and make sure the documents are complete and accurately reflect the conditions that you contend prevent you form working. The lawyer will then obtain medical records and make sure your case continues to be developed fully. A lawyer will not be paid unless you win your case and the fee is set by the Social Security Administration. Don't make a mistake that could cost you benefits. Call as lawyers as soon as you are denied.
Harbin & Burnett is ready to represent you in a disability claim. Call us today for a FREE consultation.