Do You Know What Clues the Social Security Administration Left in the Notice of Denial Letter you Have Just Received?
Your physician told you that you are unable to work and you applied for Social Security Disability benefits thinking that, in your heart of hearts, the Social Security Administration would know that you are unable to work and grant you your benefits. Just imagine how you feel standing at the mailbox with a “Notice of Decision Letter” denying your claim for Social Security Disability benefits. Did you know that there are clues in that decision letter that will tell you why your claim was denied?
Sharon Barrett, an experienced Social Security Disability attorney and former staff attorney in Tampa, knows what those clues are.
They can include particular language indicating that your medical condition is “not severe”, that you “don’t meet a listing”, that you can return to your “past relevant work”, or that there is work that exists in the national economy given your “age, education, transferable skills”. That may seem like gibberish to you but those are all clues about why your Social Security Disability benefits were denied.
If you have received such a letter, you have 60 days in which to appeal and you shouldn’t delay! Why? If you do not timely file your request for reconsideration after your initial application has been denied, you get to start all over and get back in line.
If you have received a “Notice of Decision” denial letter, you would be wise to immediately contact an experienced Social Security Disability attorney who can help explain to you the clues that the Social Security Administration has left in the Social Security denial letter.