If your Social Security disability claim was turned down, don’t give up. Even though it can be disappointing, you can do a few things to change the decision and get the benefits you deserve. If you know how the appeals process works and get legal help, your chances of winning are much higher. Here are the most important things to do after an SSD claim is turned down:
Review the Denial Letter
When you get a letter telling you that your social security disability claim was turned down, read it carefully to find out why. This information will help you determine what to do next and fix any problems with your claim.
Seek Legal Assistance
It is essential to get help from an experienced social security disability attorney to get through the complicated appeals process. Goss & Fentress has a lot of experience helping people whose SSD claims were rejected. They can help you through the claims process and protect your rights.
File an Appeal
File an appeal within the time limit given in the letter of refusal. Most of the time, this entails requesting reconsideration or a request for a hearing in front of an administrative law judge. Working with a good lawyer can make this process easier and improve your chances of winning.
Gather Additional Medical Evidence
Gather more medical proof that supports your claim of disability to help your case. This could include medical data, doctors’ opinions, and statements from healthcare providers. Your lawyer can help you put together the paperwork you need.
Prepare for the Administrative Hearing
If your claim goes to an administrative review, you must be prepared well. Work closely with your lawyer to learn how the hearing will go, predict what questions might be asked, and develop a strong case plan.
Attend the Administrative Hearing
Go to the administrative meeting and tell the administrative law judge about your case. Your lawyer will speak up for you, show the evidence, and argue for your disability claim to be approved.
Review the Decision
After the meeting, a decision will be made about your claim for social security disability. Review the decision carefully and talk to your lawyer about what to do next, such as asking for an appeal.
If your SSD claim was turned down, you need to act quickly. Contact Goss & Fentress, PLC to talk about your case and find out what your options are. With their help, you can feel confident going through the claims process and increase your chances of getting the Social Security disability benefits you deserve.
Remember that you don’t have to go through this challenging time alone. Goss & Fentress can help you with legal advice and support you can trust. Take the first step towards getting your Social Security disability payments.