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Denied disability? An appeal can be successful

If you have received a denial for Supplemental Security Income (SS) or Social Security benefits, you might think that there is nothing you can do. Fortunately, that's not the case. You have a right to appeal the decision made by the Social Security Administration (SSA). In doing so, you're asserting your right to have the case reviewed again and must make sure all the correct evidence is present.

To be successful in an appeal, you will need to review the denial letter. What didn't the Social Security Administration see that it needed in order to give you benefits? Did it claim you didn't complete the application? Was it denied for medical or nonmedical reasons? These questions help you focus on the part of the application that you need to adjust for a better chance at success.

It's normal for people to fail on their first application for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income. The documents are thorough, and any kind of mistake could easily result in a denial. For this reason, many people work with an attorney. That way, they know they've submitted all the appropriate documents and can await a response based on a completed application they're certain of.

Having to appeal a disability claim isn't unusual. To give yourself the best chance of obtaining the benefits you need, it's a good idea to get multiple medical reports about your care, a direct letter from a medical provider about how it affects you and information on the financial implications of being unable to work. With the right supporting documents, you can get the approval you need.

Source: Social Security, "Appeal a Decision," accessed Nov. 24, 2017

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