Social Security Disability Claims And Appeals
The Social Security Administration offers financial benefits to individuals unable to earn a living due to disability. The benefits are not contingent upon age and are accessible to adults and to children through two main programs: Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) and Social Security income (SSI).
Reach out to Apex Legal Group, PLLC, in Monroe, Michigan, to learn how you can file or appeal a Social Security claim for disability benefits. We offer an initial consultation to discuss your case and your options.
Eligibility for Social Security benefits is dependent upon having a disabling condition that will last for more than a year or is expected to be fatal and makes a person unable to maintain gainful employment. The disabling condition may be physical, mental or a combination of both. Benefits may be paid as SSI based on a person’s need or as SSDI for disabled employees with sufficient work history.
In our experience, most initial applications for Social Security benefits are denied. However, many times case denials are reversed when applicants work with an attorney to file Social Security claim appeals.
If your claim is denied, you have 60 days to request a reconsideration for your claim to be reviewed. Because few denials are reversed at reconsideration, it is likely your claim will again be denied. If it is, you have 60 days to request an appeals hearing. At this point, it is a sound idea to work with an experienced lawyer who can represent your interests through the Social Security appeals process.
At Apex Legal Group, our attorneys are strong trial attorneys who are eager to help you receive the Social Security benefits you deserve. Whether you are considering filing an initial claim or are considering appealing a denied claim, we are here to help you.