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If you applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and received a denial of your application, you may be wondering what your options are. When it comes to challenging the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) decision, there are some common mistakes to avoid after an SSDI claim denial in Atlanta. If you have questions about your eligibility to appeal your initial SSDI determination, you should speak with one of our disability lawyers.

Thinking There is No other Option

People who receive denial letters from the SSA often assume that they have no recourse or other options to seek benefits. Since the process of filing a claim is complicated, it is understandable if the idea of filing an appeal seems daunting. Speaking with a disability attorney after you receive a denial of your SSDI claim can put you in a better position to file an appeal.

There may be evidence which was lacking in the first claim that an attorney could collect and use to lodge a well-supported appeal for SSDI benefits. However, there are numerous stages of the appeals process where a claim may be unsuccessful again. Depending on how your SSDI claim moves through the appeals process, you may have an opportunity to bring your request for a federal judge to review.

Neglecting to Double Check for Incorrect or Incomplete Details on the Application

Your eligibility to receive SSDI benefits depends on your ability to show that you have sustained a qualifying disability which makes you incapable of working for at least one year or which is expected to result in death. Sometimes, a person’s initial SSDI claim is rejected due to incorrect or incomplete details on their application.

For example, failing to note one of your healthcare providers on an application can inhibit SSA staff members from reaching an accurate assessment of whether you qualify for benefits. Likewise, failing to provide sufficient health records and supporting evidence to back up a disability claim can derail your SSDI case. An attorney can help shed light on any errors that were present in your original SSDI claim and work diligently to build a compelling appeal.

Waiting Too Long to File an Appeal

There are multiple levels at which an Atlanta SSDI claim denial can be appealed, but waiting too long to file an appeal is a common mistake that can ultimately result in a loss of benefits. In most cases, an individual has 60 days from the time they are notified of their SSDI denial to appeal their claim.

Ask an Atlanta Lawyer about Avoiding Mistakes after an SSDI Claim Denial

An attorney from our firm can help you understand what mistakes to avoid after an SSDI claim denial in Atlanta and offer reliable legal advice to help you determine how to best move forward with an appeal. Our team can relentlessly represent your interests at all stages of the appeals process and work tirelessly to achieve all benefits owed to you. Call our intake team to set up an initial legal consultation and get advice about your claim.

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    With offices in Alpharetta, Atlanta and Marietta, we provide legal assistance to people throughout Georgia and the Southeast in all matters of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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