If you are battling the added stress and expense of a disability, you have a right to understand your Social Security options. We at the Summit Disability Law Group feel passionate about protecting your rights. Because of this, we strive to individually connect with people across the Salt Lake community to explain their Social Security options in simple terms, without legal jargon. We want to help you through this complex process in the easiest and most successful way possible.
To learn more about your Social Security disability options, call our Disability attorneys at (801) 845-0056 or fill out the form to the right to set up a free, one-on-one consultation.
Salt Lake City Disability Appeal Information
Many of those who apply for Social Security disability benefits are turned down. Fortunately, there are multiple ways for someone who has been denied benefits to file an appeal. There is a significant amount of paperwork required to file an appeal, so if you or a loved one are suffering from an impairment and were denied benefits, it is vital that you contact an experienced Social Security disability lawyer who can streamline the process and give you peace of mind.
Appeal in Person
If you have had your application denied, you can file an appeal in person at a local Social Security office. The office will require the original denial letter, a list of current medications, and a list of the names and addresses of any medical care professionals who have treated or examined you since the original filing of the claim.
Appeal by Phone/Mail
The Social Security Administration (SSA) also allows applicants to appeal via phone or mail. After calling the SSA and requesting the paperwork necessary to filing an appeal, you will be mailed the appropriate forms. The documents must then be promptly returned by mail.
Appealing online is the quickest way to file a claim. You will still need all of the information required by an in-person visit, but will avoid any lines or delays. Once the documents have been fully completed, they can be turned over to the SSA through an online submission agreement.
Those who have had their initial applications for disability benefits denied only have 65 days from the date listed on the denial letter to file an appeal. If an application for appeal is not submitted before this deadline, you risk having your entire claim dismissed. However, if you can show good cause for your inability to submit the claim on time, then the SSA may extend the deadline.
After documents have been submitted requesting an appeal, the SSA will hold a hearing to determine whether your claim is valid. This process is just as complicated as a standard legal hearing, so it is important to retain an attorney who can help defend your rights.
Please contact the experienced Salt Lake City Social Security disability lawyers at Summit Disability Law Group for a free consultation.
You Are Not Alone | Local Salt Lake Social Security Disability Resources
If you or a loved one are currently suffering from a disability, you should know you are not alone. Of the 60,000 people in Utah receiving Social Security disability benefits, over a third of those recipients live in Salt Lake County (www.ssa.gov).
You should also know you do not have to go through this alone. Call our office or stop by your local Social Security office to learn more about the resources and support groups available in Salt Lake.
Social Security Office Murray, Utah
348 E Winchester St
Murray, UT 84107
Social Security Office Salt Lake City, Utah
175 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111