Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) are an essential source of income for people who are unable to work because of a disability. In some cases, it can be their only income, which makes it crucial that they receive the benefit.
Despite the importance of this benefit, only 30% of initial applicants succeed in getting benefits. While this may seem devastating, when the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your benefit, you still have options to receive the SSDI that you need.
Fighting for SSDI
If the SSA denies your application for benefits, you can appeal their decision and continue fighting for your benefits. The SSA may have rejected your application due to lack of information, a poorly completed application form, or you may not have complied with certain doctor appointments. Submitting an appeal allows the applicant to resubmit any lacking portion of their application, and give them a better chance of earning their SSDI benefit.
Another method of bolstering an application or appeal is by getting an attorney. Lawyers know how to help their clients earn the benefits they need, and they know how to fight any negative result that may come along the way. The application process can take weeks or months, if not years before an applicant gets their benefits. Attorneys know how to go through the application process swiftly and efficiently.
Do not give up
Just because the SSA denied your initial application does not mean that you should give up. Remember, 70% of initial applications end in denial. If you are looking to earn SSDI benefits to support yourself, consult with an attorney who can help you fight for the benefits you need.