Having your disability claim denied can destroy your confidence in your case. Especially if it happens more than once. But remember — you’re not alone. Most applicants have their disability claim denied on the first try.
If you give up after your first denial, you’re making a mistake. There is a good chance your case is simply missing something important. The experienced disability lawyers at Summit Disability Law Group can help you fine-tune your claim and move past an initial roadblock.
Why was my Disability Claim Denied?
Denials are part of the disability claims process for many reasons. There is a huge number of disability claims every year. The Social Security Administration tries to weed out unqualified applicants early in the process, and many qualified applicants get caught up in the mix.
The SSA makes some blanket judgments on cases that can result in a wrongful denial. However, you can make them look more closely at your case by filing an appeal. We help our clients file successful appeals all the time. Don’t give up if you are denied — it may just be the first step in the process.
How Many Times can my Claim be Denied?
Okay, so being denied once is normal. But what about twice? Or three times? Here are some of the numbers:
- 67% of initial applications are denied.
- If this happens to you, we can help you file a request for reconsideration.
- 89% are denied a second time.
- Appeals at this stage go to a hearing. We can represent you at this crucial step.
- 32% of applications that go to hearings are denied.
What Should I Do if I Get Denied?
The first advice I give all my clients is: don’t give up! Many deserving disability claimants are denied the first time around — and then stop trying. This is a mistake! If you are sufficiently disabled, you deserve benefits.
Hiring a dedicated disability lawyer is one of your best options. At Summit Disability Law Group, we strive to provide helpful and affordable legal services. We can also help connect you to skilled therapists and disability support groups. We want to provide you with the full spectrum of services you need to stay in control of your life. Contact us today for a free consultation.