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Social Security Disability Reconsideration

At the initial claim level 70 percent of Social Security Disability claims are denied.

As Tampa Bay Social Security Disability lawyers The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey have explained, you should never give up and you should file a request for reconsideration. Approximately 85 percent of claims are rejected at this stage. Why is that?

There are several reasons why a claim is denied at the request for reconsideration stage.

St. Petersburg, Florida Social Security lawyer Nancy Cavey explains that the Social Security Administration goes through a five-step sequential evaluation. At step three of the five-step sequential evaluation the Social Security Administration determines whether or not your condition falls within the definition of disability used by the Social Security Administration.

More often than not, we find that at the request for reconsideration stage the claim is denied for the following reasons: (1) the claims examiner determines that you have a non-severe impairment because your impairment does not meet the rigid definition of disability used by the Social Security Administration; (2) you have a condition that doesn’t meet the criteria for any one of the conditions in the impairment manual, which lists the approved criteria for physical and mental impairments; (3) your condition is severe but isn’t projected to last for 12 months; (4), you are considered to have the ability to return to the lightest job you did for the last 15 years; (5) you are considered to have the ability to perform other work.

Tampa/St. Petersburg Social Security lawyer Nancy Cavey will review the Social Security Disability denial letter and explain why your claim for social security disability benefits has been denied. The most important thing you can do is to appeal!

You have 60 days in which to file an appeal form the date of the denial to submit your request for reconsideraton. Never give up and move forward with a Request for a Hearing.

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.

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