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Disability Claim Denied? Learn the Next Steps from EMDLaw.com

Erwin, McCane & Daly | Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Applying for Social Security disability benefits isn’t an easy process and without proper advocates on your side, you risk being denied for various reasons. Try to think of being denied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) as a setback, but one that might be managed through the help of an experienced legal team.

It’s not uncommon for claims to be denied the first time around, but take heart, there can be recourse.

Some initial steps to take prior to calling us. But don’t worry if you don’t have the answers, the important thing is to start thinking about these things and then give us a call 518-449-2245.

  • Try to determine why your case was denied. The fact that your SSDI claim was denied does not necessarily mean that you’re not disabled. The majority of cases will be denied, often because there wasn't enough medical evidence to prove the case. Make sure to take notes for yourself and for when you meet with our legal team. Keep all documentation from your medical team in a safe place.
  • Don’t consider filing a brand new application on your own. Get legal guidance.
  • Speak with us prior to contacting the Social Security office and requesting an appeal. Amazingly, most disability claims that are denied are not appealed. Claimants either give up on the process, or file an appeal too late, or file a brand new claim. A failure to appeal in a timely manner or filing a brand new claim on your own may result in a loss of appeal rights and having to start over at the very beginning with a new SSDI application.
  • Call EMD Law to represent you in your appeal case. This is a proactive move to help save you time and frustration.

At EMD Law, we’re here to take the worry out of the appeals process and bring the results you need. For more information, we have the following resources available right now: