It is not uncommon to be denied when you initially apply for Social Security Disability Benefits. In fact, it is believed that about 67% of all disability claims nationwide are denied when they are first submitted to the Social Security Administration.
As many discover, getting approved for Social Security Disability Benefits can be a challenging task. Just navigating the application system on your own and completing the required paperwork is not always easy.
Next, having the proper documentation required to get approved can be difficult to put together if you have never gone through the process before which is the case for most applicants. However, having your application denied doesn’t mean you should quit. Many applicants who are initially denied are later able to have this decision overruled and ultimately end up receiving benefits.
How to get your initially denied disability application overruled and approved
First of all, you always want to appeal this decision and go through the appeal process. If you simply just make a new application, it is likely that the Social Security Administration will just deny your claim again.
Your goal is to eventually get your case heard by a judge in an appeal. This will give you the best chance of winning your case. By the time that a claim gets to a judge, the likelihood of getting denied is now much lower.
One of the biggest reasons for this is because applicants who have made it to this stage have now hired a lawyer or some sort of legal representation. Applicants with legal representation have a 300% higher chance of getting approved versus those who choose not to.
Many worry about the cost of legal representation, however you can hire a lawyer based on contingency. This means you only pay if the lawyer helps you to successfully win your case! If you still lose, you pay them nothing.
A good disability lawyer has the training and experience required to get the proper evidence together including information from the applicants doctor or other necessary medical information in order to get approved. These lawyers are also very equipped to find errors made by Social Security that do happen from time to time.
Another big reason that many people later get approved after first having they application rejected is due to the ongoing deterioration of their health. It does take some time to eventually get to a judge, and in that time it’s likely that a qualified applicants current health condition has only gotten worst over time.
Lastly, at the end of the day all judges are human. When they do eventually meet an applicant face to face and hear directly from the applicant the reason why they can no longer work, they are more likely to be convinced of the applicants disability and want to help them. Thus the applicant can they have the initial denied application overruled and now be approved to receive benefits!
So if you currently are in a situation where you can not work due to an ongoing health issue and believe that you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits but your initial claim was denied, make sure to get started on the appeal process to get your case over turned and receive the benefits you deserve.