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Friday, August 24, 2007

Application denied – what should I do?

Are you experiencing depression because the SSA has denied the initial filing of your Social Security claim? Well, this should not cause you to express your grievances to the government. You are not the only one who has been through this misfortune. In fact, this also happened to the majority of SSDI, SSI and retirement benefit claimants who also gone through the complicated filing process but were given negative verdict. The real problem then should be determining the next step to do in order to gain positive outcome in filing your appeal.

After the denial of your claim, the first thing to do is to wait for the mail from the SSA formally advising you their decision about the denial of your petition. You will then be given sixty days by the SSA to file your next appeal for reconsideration prior to your receipt of their notice.

Now is the time to make the motion. First, you have to accomplish the appeal documents that will be sent to you by the SSA upon your phone request. However, the SSA does not allow application for reconsideration to be done through phone. It is necessary for you to file a written request.

Then again, if your formal appeal to the SSA was still rejected at the reconsideration stage, the next thing to do is to bring your case to the Administrative Law Judge who is given the power to reverse the decision of the Social Security Administration. The same sixty-day deadline in filing will also take in effect so better act accordingly.

On the other hand, since this appeals process may be very intricate and may cause you a lot of efforts, it would be best to hire an experienced Social Security representative to assist you. Doing this would also increase your chances of gaining claim approval without the hassle of going back and forth the Social Security office.

The article "Keep your Disability Claim Going" from Social Security Law Attorney website is quite helpful with regards to continuing your application for benefits