If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, there are steps you can take to have your case reconsidered. Here is what you need to know about a Mount Dora Social Security appeal.
As with anything in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) process, there are very specific steps to take when filing a Mount Dora Social Security appeal. Your best strategy in this situation is to partner with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney and educate yourself as much as possible so you know what to expect.
Common Reasons For A Social Security Disability Denial
Very few SSDI applications are approved at the initial level, and while there are many reasons that an application could be denied, here are some of the more common ones:
- Insufficient medical evidence
- Level of income
- Failure to follow a treatment plan
- Failure to comply with deadlines
- Failure to provide proper documentation
Three Things You Need To Know Before Filing A Mount Dora Social Security Appeal:
You have a limited amount of time to request an appeal
The initial appeal that is available to you as a claimant is called reconsideration. This means that your case will be reviewed by a new Social Security Disability examiner. You will have to request the reconsideration no later than 60 days after receiving notice that your initial claim was denied.
The Social Security Administration has a useful appeals checklist
If you were denied SSDI for medical reasons, this checklist can help you stay organized and ensure that you have everything you need before filing a Mount Dora Social Security appeal. You will need to provide personal information, medical information, and supporting documents including, but not limited to:
- Contact information for someone who is aware of your condition
- Detailed information about your medical providers and dates of past and upcoming appointments
- Information regarding any treatments or tests you have had since your initial application
- A detailed description of any changes to your daily activities
You will not need to provide duplicate documentation if there is medical evidence that was submitted with your initial application, but if there is new evidence it should be included with your appeal.
Culbertson Law Group can help
While you are not required to have legal counsel when filing a Mount Dora Social Security appeal, the aid of an experienced attorney is a beneficial addition to your case. As your attorney, we can ensure that you have included everything you need when filing your appeal and can represent you should your case go to additional levels in the appeals process.
If you are concerned about the cost of a Social Security Disability attorney, you will be glad to know that Culbertson Law Group handles most disability cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay any attorney fees if you are not awarded retroactive SSDI benefits. If you are awarded benefits, the cost of attorney fees is equal to 25% of your past-due benefits up to the maximum amount allowed by section 206(a)(2)(2) of the Social Security Act.
Contact us today to find out more about how we can assist with your Mount Dora Social Security appeal. You can call our office, or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to working with you.