More often than not, a disability claim is denied. Sometimes, claims are denied for simple errors on the form. Other time, it is because they are not thoroughly investigated enough to prove disability according to the Social Security Administration’s disability qualifications. It’s not at all uncommon for a person with a severe, total disability to have their claim denied and have to go through the disability appeals process.
When your disability claim is denied, you have the option to appeal, which may include a hearing. The burden of proof that you are indeed disabled according to SSA qualifications lies on you, so it’s important you bring information to your hearing or submit it along with your appeal paperwork.
For example, you’ll need to have all medical records from the date you last submitted records to the SSA. You’ll want to include a list of your daily medicines and changes in your medical condition since you filed that make working even more challenging. If possible, include documentation or written statements from your physician that details your limitations and disability. Ideally, your physician’s written statement would line up with the SSA’s disability qualifications.
Filing for Social Security Disability seems daunting, and filing an appeal is even more so. Don’t hesitate to get legal support to prove your disability and obtain the benefits you need by calling our office. Our seasoned workers’ compensation and disability attorneys can help you today.