No. 8 – I’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits. What do I do next?
You have three choices: you can give up, file a brand new Social Security Disability application, or you can file an appeal.
I’m a fan of Winston Churchill, and my motto is “Never give up!”
You have to understand that most initial disability applications are denied and, in fact, are also denied a second time at the “request for reconsideration” stage.
Your chances of winning at the disability hearing stage level rise significantly, particularly if you have attorney representation.
We rarely contemplate having you start over with a new application and only suggest it if there is some technical reason for your denial. At Cavey & Barrett we can analyze the basis for the denial and help you decide whether or not you should appeal or file a new claim for disability application.
Of course, at Cavey & Barrett we find that the best course of action is normally to file a timely appeal. In fact, we suggest that you file it as soon as possible.
At Cavey & Barrett we can help you with the appeal process and, in particular, help you fill out the disability claim forms to make sure that you have properly explained your functional limitations and the difficulties that you have. Never give up on your claim!
Answering these broad-based questions isn’t easy. Help is a phone call away. You can contact Nancy Cavey, an experienced long-term disability attorney at 727-894-3188.