What to Do When Your Disability Claim is Denied

When you first submitted the necessary paperwork for your social security disability claim, you were most likely hopeful that everything will turn out well. However, there are times when, after careful scrutiny and assessment, the Social Security Administration (SSA) decides that you’re not eligible and denies your claim. What are you to do then?

Figure Things Out

First of all, find out why your claim was denied. More often than not, the SSA rejects an application if there is not enough medical evidence or any strong proof that an individual is disabled. By learning the reason behind the denial, you’ll be able to better plan out your next move.


After a denial, it is said that you could: (1) do nothing, (2) re-apply, or (3) appeal. Of the three choices, the best route for you to take is number 3. Unless your circumstances changes significantly since your initial application, appealing your case would give you a higher chance of approval, provided, of course, that you finally figured out your earlier mistakes and gathered substantial evidence to prove your disability.

Hire a Lawyer

Finally, the first two steps enumerated above would be a whole lot easier if you work with a skilled social security attorney. He will guide you throughout the appeals process and see to it that you get what you rightfully deserve.


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