If you have been denied Social Security benefits, you may feel like giving up, but that is not the best course of action. If your initial claims are denied, you need to do the following three things to increase your chances.
You will be given a certain amount of time to appeal the decision. Make sure you file your appeal as soon as you can. Appealing keeps intact your original filing date and gives you the chance to have a judge review your file and make a decision. If you don’t file an appeal, and decide to submit a new claim later, you lose the time between the first and second filing dates and you risk being rejected for the same reasons you were rejected initially.
Gather More Information
If you can get additional information about your disability, this is the time to gather it. Visit your doctor, make sure you have a complete list of all medications and therapy you are going through, and keep every appointment made for you. In addition, if you have additional health or emotional problems that make the disability worse, get as much information on them as you can.
Hire an Expert
Having legal representation from a lawyer who specializes in disability cases can make a big difference in how serious your case is treated. Legal representation will help make sure every angle is taken care of and that you are not missing any details. It also gives you the added support necessary to keep going when you feel like all is lost.
Appealing, providing every relevant piece of information and having legal representation add up to a powerful case that will improve your chances of being given disability. In the end, what may seem like a lot of extra work will be worth it.