What Can You Do If Your Claim For Social Security Disability Benefits Is Denied?

Your employer is obliged to take taxes out of your income; a portion of the money is used to pay Social Security benefits, one of which is disability insurance. In the event you become physically or mentally disabled, you can file a claim with Social Security in Kansas City. Upon approval, you will receive monthly checks for as long as your disability lasts.

Every year, the SSA receives millions of applications. The applicants assume that since they have contributed to Social Security, they will soon start to see their checks. Unfortunately, for many applicants, their claim is denied.

Almost three-quarters of all claims are denied. Fortunately, this is not the end of the line. Disappointed claimants can appeal the decision.

The appeals process:

In all but a few states, Missouri is one of them, the first step is to ask that the decision is reconsidered. Even in states that still maintain this initial step, very few denials of benefits are overturned. The next step, which is to attend a hearing in the presence of an administrative law judge, is where many claims are approved.

During the hearing, the judge will ask you questions that revolve around your medical issue, a history of your medical treatment, your employment responsibilities and how your disability makes it impossible for you to work.

Many claimants for Social Security in Kansas City will have hired an attorney by this time to speak on your behalf and support your claim. There may be expert witnesses in attendance who will question you about your disability and how it affects your ability to perform your job.

Don’t be concerned that you cannot afford the services of a disability attorney; you can. Your attorney will represent you on a contingency fee basis; he or she is paid out of your initial award.

If your claim for Social Security in Kansas City has been denied, you should hire a knowledgeable disability attorney to help with your appeal. You are invited to contact Grundy Disability Group, LLC.  Like us on our facebook page.

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