If you become disabled, you likely expect the Social Security system you have been contributing to since the day you started working will be there in your time of need. Sadly, this is not always the case.
On average, less than 40 percent of the initial claims for Social Security disability benefits are not approved. A denial can occur for a variety of medical and non-medical reasons, including errors made by an overworked and understaffed Social Security Administration.
You Can Appeal a Social Security Benefit Denial
If you have received a notice of denial regarding your application for Social Security benefits, you will see a section informing you of your right to file an appeal. The good news is that appealing the decision can result in the hearing of your case by an administrative law judge, which can often lead to the reversal of the initial ruling and result in a more favorable outcome.
Hiring an Effective Social Security Lawyer Can Help You Get the Results You Deserve
While appealing an unfavorable Social Security disability decision can increase your chances of receiving benefits, the appeal process is difficult to navigate, especially for someone who is unfamiliar with how the system works. You will need to obtain and submit medical records, wade through a mountain of paperwork and possess a solid understanding of confusing terminology such as “past relevant work” and “substantial gainful activity.” Enlisting the services of a knowledgeable, experienced Social Security lawyer can help to put the odds in your favor.
KBG Injury Law: We Take Your Injury as Personally as You Do
KBG Injury can provide the aggressive legal representation you need for your Gettysburg Social Security disability case – we have been proudly serving the needs of people just like you throughout the region for more than 30 years.
Our team includes a dedicated Social Security lawyer who specializes in this complex area of the law. Your attorney will handle all the essential preparation steps, including obtaining qualified statements from your medical practitioner. We will also be there to guide you through the often-stressful appeal hearing process.
Prompt Action Is Essential When Appealing a Social Security Denial
Your denial of benefits letter will indicate you have 60 days to file your appeal. However, you should get in touch with the KBG Gettysburg office as quickly as possible after receiving your notice to avoid unnecessary processing time and provide a cushion in the event correspondence becomes lost in the mail. More importantly, prompt notification ensures we have sufficient time to prepare your case and help you get the results you deserve.
Contact Us to Schedule a Free Social Security Disability Consultation Today
The KBG Gettysburg office is located on Middle Street, not far from the historic Civil War battlefields. Contact us by phone or online to schedule a no-obligation initial consultation today. In addition to handling Social Security disability appeals, we can also assist you with filing an initial claim for benefits.