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What to do after denial of your Social Security Disability?

People can become disabled due to a variety of causes. From a vehicular accident to an injury at work, there are thousands of ways that a New York resident can become disabled. Those who suffer a serious, permanent injury, illness or impairment should receive Social Security Disability income. Sadly, many times disabled people must actively fight in the courts to obtain the income they deserve and paid for throughout their working years. Don't let an initial denial of your Social Security Disability claim prevent you from collecting. Speak with an attorney as soon as you decide to file.

Why was my claim denied?

One of the first questions people ask after the denial of their Social Security Disability claim is "why." Why doesn't the state agree that my injury has left me disabled? Why wasn't my claim approved? The simple answer is bureaucracy. In far too many cases, disability claims denied the first time are later approved on appeal. That means the denial was not because the applicant didn't have a valid claim to disability. It may simply be a way to create more paperwork and a stronger deterrent to continuing the process.

Partnering with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney is your best option for moving forward. Going at it alone may prove difficult.

An attorney can help you appeal your denial

All too often, those who should genuinely benefit from the Social Security Disability program are turned away. They may become despondent and give up on the process. It is difficult enough to be unable to work and provide for yourself and your family. The denial of your claim can feel dehumanizing and embarrassing. Don't take it personally. Fight for what you deserve! You have two months to file an appeal regarding your denied claim. Working with an attorney can improve your chances of success on the appeal.

How can an attorney help your SSD claim?

Attorneys understand the law as it applies to Social Security Disability. They understand the hearing process, the claim process and the appeal process. The Social Security Administration specifically allows for legal representation to help ensure that those who apply can receive adequate help, guidance and advocacy during the claim, denial and appeal process. An attorney can calmly and eloquently advocate on your behalf during an appeal. They can help ensure your evidence and experience are adequately considered by the administrative law judge hearing your appeal.

When you suffer from a disabling injury, accident or illness and experience a Social Security Disability claim denial, you may feel hopeless. Partnering with an experienced Social Security claims attorney can help. Don't risk losing your appeal or your right to appeal because you waited too long.

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