Disability Benefit Appeals
Why Are Disability Benefits Denied?
Applications for disability benefits can be denied for any number of reasons. To qualify
for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance Program , <- go to that page, for example, it is necessary to have paid into the Social Security system through income tax deductions and acquired sufficient work credits. One of the leading reasons claims are denied is that the applicant did not have the requisite number of credits. Additionally, if the medical condition is not believed to cause sufficiently restrictive work limitations disability may be denied..Moreover, claimants are also required to undergo an examination by a doctor chosen by the SSA whose findings may not concur with the treating physician. Finally, a disability benefits application involves an extensive amount of paperwork, which includes completing questionnaires and submitting detailed medical records and reports. If there are any mistakes or omissions, the claim will be denied. In any event, when an application is denied, the claimant receives a notice of denial from a local Disability Determinations Service (DDS) office. The notice will include a reason for the denial and also inform the applicant of his or her right to appeal the decision.
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Disability Benefit Appeals Attorney
At Frederick Law Offices, we act as dedicated advocates of the disabled and work tirelessly to help them obtain the benefits they deserve. We are well versed in the SSA’s eligibility rules for disability benefits and have extensive experience helping our clients navigate the appeals process. Did you know that chances for obtaining disability benefits greatly improve when you are represented by an experienced disability benefits attorney?
We understand that coping with a physical or mental impairment can be a tremendous burden and dealing with the SSA system is a daunting challenge. Our legal team can help to lift that burden and will offer you caring, efficient service. Moreover, we work on a contingency basis, which means that you will not pay any attorney’s fees unless your appeal prevails. Over our many years of practice, we have gained recognition for fighting to protect the rights of the disabled.