Walk Through the SSD Hearing Process With an Experienced Nashville Attorney
Following Through on Your Disability Benefits Application
Just because your initial claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits has been denied does not mean that you are not legally entitled to benefits. Only a small number of claims are approved upon the initial application.
At The Law Offices of James Flexer, our attorneys help Tennessee clients appeal SSD claims that have been denied. Contact us today for a free consultation. We have offices in Nashville, Murfreesboro and Columbia, and you will pay us nothing unless our efforts are successful.
Act Quickly to Preserve Your Rights to Benefits
If your SSD application has been denied, you have 60 days from the date of the denial letter to file a request for reconsideration. If your request for reconsideration has been denied, you have 60 days to request an SSD hearing in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ).
If you miss a deadline, you may have to start over at the beginning by filing a new claim, and even if your claim is eventually approved, you may not receive full back benefits.
It is important to stick with your claim even if it has been initially denied. The vast majority of claims are denied during the application and reconsideration stages. Most people whose claims are eventually approved need to have a hearing before receiving their benefits.
Get Honest Advice About Your Options
Of course, if your condition has improved and you have been able to get a full-time job since filing your initial SSD application, you may not want to continue pursuing your claim. In some cases, it is possible to get back benefits for periods of disability, but not always.
If you have any questions about the rules for continuing to pursue a disability benefits claim that has been denied and whether doing so would be worthwhile, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your circumstances with an experienced SSD lawyer.