Why You Need A Lawyer To Appeal SSDI Denials

The majority of first-time applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are denied. Many people give up when their claim is denied, but this is a mistake. There are numerous reasons the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies claims, and in many cases, working with a lawyer can resolve the issue.

At Bowen McKenzie Bowen LLC in Greenville, we have more than 25 years of experience representing injured and disabled clients. Our compassionate attorneys understand that people who suffer a disabling injury or illness need sufficient SSDI benefits. We know that their well-being depends on it. That is why we take each case as seriously as our clients do. Speak with us today to learn how we can help you appeal an SSDI claim. Your consultation is free.

How Does The SSDI Appeals Process Work?

There are five stages in the Social Security appeals process:

  • Initial application
  • Reconsideration
  • Hearing with an administrative law judge
  • Appeals Council
  • Federal Court

Regardless of the stage of your claim, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. There are strict deadlines for appealing a denied claim: in each stage of the process, you must appeal within 60 days of receiving the denial notice.

The SSA denies many claims because they lack the necessary medical information. To receive benefits, you must provide the right medical evidence of your residual functional capacity, which is the most you can do given your disability. If the SSA determines that you do not have the residual functional capacity to perform your old job or any full-time job for at least 12 months, they will award benefits.

We know how to provide the type of medical evidence the SSA requires. In addition, we will help you complete the paperwork and prepare for the hearing, if necessary.

You Can Rely On Our Experience

We have worked with hundreds of South Carolina clients on SSDI appeals. For a free consultation, please call 864-520-5539 or contact us online today.