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You can file an appeal if you're denied Social Security benefits

There are two kinds of disability benefits, which you need to know about if you plan to apply. The first type includes benefits paid to you or your family members if you paid into the Social Security program and worked for a certain number of years. Those who suffer a disability before the age of 22 may also qualify for disability based on a parent's earning record.

The second type of disability comes from the Supplemental Security Income program. This program provides supplemental income to disabled children and adults who have limited resources and income.

In most cases, the requirements to receive either form of disability are the same. For example, if you have a mental health condition, it needs to meet the mental health disability requirements set by the Social Security Administration. When you apply for the program, the SSA determines if you are disabled based on the documentation you provide and its current rules and regulations.

It's not unusual for a person to receive a denial on the first application. If this has happened to you, it's important to discuss that with your attorney, because you can file an appeal. When you do so, you should include information about your medical condition, work history and education; these are all important factors that weigh in on your case.

If you believe you were wrongfully denied disability, you can file another application. Taking time to do it with a lawyer can help you have a better chance of being approved for the disability you need. Our website has more information.

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Contact us online or call our offices directly at 888-351-0427 for a free case evaluation. All cases are taken on contingency, meaning there are no fees until we recover benefits for you.

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