Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) is a difficult process. A denial can be disheartening, especially when you put a great deal of time and effort into your application. Fortunately, a denial at the initial application stage is not the end of the road.
If your initial application gets denied (as more than 50 percent do, according to the Social Security Administration), you can initiate the appeals process.
Your next – and most important – opportunity to receive benefits is during an SSD hearing before an administrative law judge. According to the Social Security Administration, more than half of those who present their cases before an administrative law judge are awarded benefits – perhaps because many wisely choose to hire an attorney at this stage.
However, even if you are not successful, you may still continue to appeal your case to the Social Security Administration’s Appeals Council.
Don’t be discouraged if your SSD claim was denied. You still have multiple opportunities to pursue a favorable decision. However, if you have not yet involved an experienced SSD attorney, you should do so as soon as possible. Short deadlines may apply, and you do not want to miss out on months or years of benefits simply because you missed the deadline.
For a free consultation to discuss your options for overcoming a denial, contact the Law Office of Morrin & Sands PLLC in Bellmore, New York. Helping everyday people get SSD benefits has been a core part of our practice for more than 30 years. We understand how to strategically navigate all levels of the administrative appeals process, and as a result, we can help you put your best foot forward.
Unlike many SSD law firms, we will take the time to get to you know and understand your situation. You will quickly find that our lawyers are genuinely concerned about your well-being.
We will work diligently to help you secure benefits as swiftly as possible.
Don’t let financial strain deter you from seeking the legal help you need. At our firm, you will owe no fees unless we help you obtain benefits. Call 516-307-8000 today to get started.
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