Appeals for disability benefits

On Behalf of | Sep 14, 2019 | Social Security Disability |

When you apply for Social Security Disability in Florida, you may expect the Social Security Administration to provide these benefits. However, sometimes the SSA might deny your claim. At Kaylor, Kaylor and Leto, P.A., we know it is important for you to know how you can appeal this decision. 

When you first get a denial from the SSA, you may not understand why this administration denied your claim. You can usually ask to access all of the documents related to your claim so you can see which records the SSA looked at. Sometimes your claim may have missing medical documents. In other situations, there may be an error about your disability. Once you understand why the SSA denied your claim, you may decide to file an appeal.

When you decide to file an appeal, you may wonder how to start this process. According to the Social Security Administration, you can typically fill out your appeal paperwork online. Most of the time, someone from the SSA might go over your claim to review all of the evidence. After this review, the administration may reverse the decision and approve your claim. Sometimes, though, this department may uphold the denial. In this situation, you may choose to have a hearing.

Most of the time, you have to request a hearing. At this hearing, you can usually bring witnesses who can help explain why you need disability benefits. You might bring your doctor or a vocational expert who can demonstrate why you cannot work. Sometimes you may have to provide additional evidence to help the court understand your condition. You can find more information about this subject on our webpage.

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