Understanding the Black Hole of the Social Security Disability Claims Process and Your Initial Application for Benefits
Completing a Social Security Disability application can be confusing and time consuming. Once that application is completed and received at your local Social Security office what happens with it next? It is sent to the Disability Determinations Service, DDS, a state agency that is funded by the federal government, where a DDS examiner will look at your claim. Did you know that over 75% of claims are denied at this stage?
If your claim is denied at the initial application stage, you must file a Request for Reconsideration within 60 days of the date of denial. If you don’t, you lose and the Social Security Administration wins! Perseverance is the key to winning your Social Security Disability claim. Don’t give up if your initial claim for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied. The Social Security Administration has reported that using a disability attorney who is experienced in Social Security Disability law, can increase the chances that your claim will be accepted.
If you have questions about the Social Security disability process, give us a call today at 727-894-3188 and talk with Sharon Barrett, a Tampa Social Security Disability attorney.