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Social Security Disability / 6.27.2017

What to Do If Your SSD Claim Has Been Denied

If you have suffered a debilitating injury due to an accident that occurred at the hands of another’s negligence, you may have considered applying for Social Security Disability, or SSD. What many people don’t realize is that most first-time applications are denied, which is why many people take the time to appeal after their SSD claim has been denied. Your chances of winning disability benefits increase drastically if your case gets a hearing in front of an administrative law judge.

If your SSD claim was denied, make sure to waste no time in doing the following:

  • Learn why – The most common reasons include the nature of your injury. For example, if your injury is due to alcohol or drug abuse, or you have been previously convicted of a crime, you likely won’t receive Social Security Disability. Your injury must be severe, long-lasting, and must meet certain basic non-medical requirements, such as your earnings or income. You most also show proof you are following your doctor’s prescribed treatment and you must be easy to reach as well as cooperative with the Social Security Administration.
  • Enlist the help of a Mississippi personal injury lawyer – We at Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyer, P.A. will help you appeal the denial, and we will represent you in your disability case. Our legal team will know exactly what questions the judge will ask, as well as how to best construct your case so as to guarantee you receive your necessary benefits.
  • Request an appeal – You will need to contact the Social Security office as well as your attorney in order to file an appeal. You may need to write a letter or provide more information, all of which your attorney will advise you on.

Contact Our Mississippi Personal Injury Lawyers Today
With the help of a strong-minded and experienced Mississippi Social Security Disability lawyer such as ours at Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyer, P.A., you can combat against your SSD claim’s denial with ease. We are a dedicated legal team who want to relieve you of all stress related to this entire process. Our comprehensive and personalized legal care will be your greatest ally in your quest for SSD, because we truly believe you shouldn’t have to face these struggles alone.

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