Look Over Your Application Again
It sounds small, but reviewing your application again—in detail—could have a big impact. Any small error, from medical evidence you submit to even clerical items, could return a denial. Your case must be thorough and clearly presented in order to win.
Don’t Miss the Appeal Deadline
You have 60 days to file your appeal after you receive your denial. If you miss it, you won’t be able to win. That means you’ll have to submit an entirely new application to Social Security, which only extends the amount of time you’ll go without the benefits you need.
Submit New Evidence
You can include any new medical evidence you gather between the time of your initial application and an appeals hearing. Make sure you show a judge everything they need to know.
Honesty is so important during your appeal. Remember: Most applicants are denied on their first try. So your appeal is where you’re most likely to win. If you submit any false evidence or say anything you can’t prove, your chances of winning will fade.
Hire an Attorney
This process can be overwhelming. At our law firm, we see clients come to our door confused and worried about their future.
A competent disability lawyer can help guide you through the appeals process. They’ll know what to look for and how to identify mistakes you may have made on your initial application. They can also direct you on how to gather the evidence you need and present it correctly.
In fact, a Government Accountability Office study found that you’re three times as likely to win benefits at an appeals hearing if you hire representation. So don’t take a chance on your future.
And if you’re in Charleston, Columbia, or anywhere in South Carolina, call The Robertson Wendt Disability – Finkel Law Firm LLC to get help with your disability appeal.