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We Help Break Down The Social Security Disability Benefit Process
When a medical condition, whether physical or mental, is preventing you from working full time, you may be eligible for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, understanding the application and appeals process as well as the eligibility requirements is time-consuming and difficult to understand for many people. Dwight P. Ransom Attorney At Law based in Neptune, can help you decipher this process.
There are two different types of benefits offered, and we can help explain the differences between them. To claim either benefit, you need to have a condition that prevents you from earning a certain income each month through full-time work. Your disability must also be expected to last or have lasted for 12 continuous months or is anticipated to result in death.
There is a complex process to apply for these benefits. Working with an attorney who understands the process can take some of the frustration and stress out of completing the application for Social Security Disability benefits on your own.
We Work Through Your Appeal With You
Many Social Security Disability benefits applications are denied at the initial stage. If this happens to you, we can work with you on appealing the denial. You have four opportunities to appeal the initial decision starting with a reconsideration of your initial claim by another representative. A request for reconsideration must be filed within 60 days of the date of the letter of denial you received from SSA.
You can file a reconsideration request that includes new evidence. This can involve a written doctor’s report that is supported by conclusive medical evidence to help overturn the denied claim. The medical report should generally include information about your:
- Medical history
- Clinical findings
- Laboratory findings
- The medical treatment prescribed with prognosis and response
- Medical diagnosis
Mr. Ransom can work with you to make sure the medical report from your doctor contains the necessary information to help with your reconsideration. He will also help you meet the deadline for doing so.
Schedule An Appointment To Learn How We Can Assist You
Do not know where to start when filing for Social Security Disability benefits? Has your initial claim been denied, and you wonder how to appeal that decision? Filing for Social Security Disability can be frustrating and confusing.
Not fully understanding the process can jeopardize your chances to collect benefits. Dwight P. Ransom Attorney At Law will help you with your application and possible appeals. Schedule a free appointment by emailing us or calling 732-361-4582 to learn more about how we can help you.