Social security disability (SSD) is a federal program which all tax payers contribute towards. It is designed to provide disability payments and medical insurance coverage if you suffer a serious disability which prevents you from working. However, the overwhelming majority of social security disability claims are denied by the government.
If you have been denied social security disability benefits, filing an appeal may allow you to obtain the benefits you deserve. A knowledgeable and experienced social security disability lawyer will assist you with this confusing process and make sure you obtain to what you are entitled to.
SOCIAL SECURITY APPEALS
The first step to obtain Social Security Disability benefits is to file a claim. Contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 722-1213 to begin the process of filing a claim. Although a claim can be filed as soon as you become disabled, benefits will not begin until after at least six months of disability.
Most social security claims are denied unless there is overwhelming evidence of an extremely significant disability. Appeals are usually needed to obtain the social security disability benefits (SSD) you are entitled to.
The appeal process is complex and for those unfamiliar with the steps involved, it can be intimidating. Having legal counsel on your side to guide you through the process will greatly improve your chances for success.