Social security disability is supposed to be a program for those who have worked during their lives and find themselves suddenly disabled and unable to work. If you have been working most of your life, you probably expect that you will have an easy time getting back the money you’ve been paying in all these years. In reality, getting approved for social security disability is often not as easy as it seems.
The initial application for social security disability, although lengthy, generally seems fairly straightforward. Most people can fill out the initial applications and go through the interview process without assistance. It may seem as though everything is going smoothly. You will wait up to three months for your application to be processed before you get an answer.
For many people, the initial application for social security disability is denied. Even when a clear disability exists, claims are routinely denied by the agency. In fact, about 65 percent of all individuals who file for social security disability are denied on their initial application.
The Appeals Process
Once your initial application is denied, you will have to go through an appeals process to get your disability benefits. The appeals process is complex, and may involve a hearing where a judge will make the determination of whether or not you get disability benefits. It is a good idea to have an attorney to represent you in these proceedings. With an attorney experienced in social security disability claims, you will have someone on your side fighting for you and your need for benefits.
If you have been denied social security disability benefits, contact our offices today. We are experienced attorneys who have a track record of winning disability cases. Contact us today to get started with a consultation.