If you’re denied your Social Security Disability or SSI benefit claim, you should contact an attorney immediately to file the appeal. An appeal must be paid within 60 days of the denial. And keep in mind that there is no fee until you win.

The first appeal available to a disability applicant who has been denied for benefits is the “reconsideration.” In a reconsideration review, a different disability claims examiner at the Disability Determination Services reviews your application and medical records with the help of a medical consultant.

Surprisingly, most denied disability claims were never appealed. Claimants usually file too late or give up on the process early on. Another mistake individuals make is filing a brand new claim. Any of these mistakes will eventually lead to the same result:  a loss of appeal rights and the need to begin again with a new Social Security Disability application.

When you appeal, you increase your chance of winning. A claimant has the greatest chance of successfully obtaining disability benefits during the appeals process.

If your disability claim has been denied, you should hire Disability Associates right away to help you understand how the appeals process works and fight for your benefits.

For more information regarding Social Security Disability, contact Disability Associates today.