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Working is a significant part of life, and most people are proud of the work they do on a daily basis. Unfortunately, illnesses and injury can prevent a person from returning to work and earning a steady income.

When this occurs, many injured or ill workers must rely on Social Security disability income benefits to get by. Workers pay into the federal Social Security system over the course of their careers, and if they become disabled or reach the age of 65, they can recover the benefits they paid to the government. Unfortunately, obtaining these benefits can be difficult, and in some cases, it may be necessary to work with a Gwinnett SSDI lawyer. One of our diligent disability representatives can help you file a successful claim for benefits or appeal a denial if necessary.

Reasons for an SSDI Denial

A considerable number of SSDI applications will be denied by the government for a variety of reasons, some of which may not necessarily make sense. Some examples of reasons why SSDI benefits may be denied include:

  • An applicant earns too much to qualify
  • The government does not believe the injury or illness an applicant suffers from is serious enough to warrant benefits
  • An applicant failed to submit the requested documents or they filled out the application incorrectly
  • An applicant lacks sufficient evidence of their disability
  • An applicant fails to follow through with their physical therapy

Felons will automatically be denied benefits, as will applicants whose health condition is a result of drug or alcohol abuse. If a person provides false information on an application, not only will their application be denied, but they may also be prosecuted by the government. Fortunately, if a person is denied benefits and they do not agree with the decision, they have a right to file an appeal for benefits.

Consulting a Lawyer after a Denial

When a person needs the SSDI benefits they have worked long and hard for, nothing is more discouraging than receiving a denial letter from the government. This can be remarkably frustrating, but it is important to remember that it is possible to fight back and obtain benefits. Doing this alone can be difficult, but by working with an experienced Gwinnett County SSDI attorney, an applicant can even the playing field and improve their chances of winning. A disability claims lawyer can help in the following ways:

  • Explain what is needed to qualify for benefits and how much a client can expect to receive
  • Help the applicant navigate the claims process
  • Gather additional medical evidence from physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and mental health professionals
  • File for an appeal

Four Levels of Appeal

SSDI applicants do have a right to file an appeal in wake of a denial. There are generally four levels of an appeal, meaning applicants will have a total of four times to appeal. The lowest level is a reconsideration and the highest is a federal court review. Applicants must file their appeals in a timely manner or they risk losing their right to appeal.

Reach Out to a Gwinnett County SSDI Attorney Today

It is important to understand SSDI is a right, especially if you have worked long enough to pay into the system. If you have been denied SSDI, there may be a way to appeal the decision and obtain the benefits you need. Reach out to a Gwinnett SSDI lawyer if you are struggling with a claim. A Social Security advocate for the disabled can speak with you to develop a plan to get the benefits you need.

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There are many Social Security disability law firms throughout Georgia. What sets The Khaki Law Firm apart from the rest? Why should you choose us? We are honored to represent those who have worked hard most of their lives, but due to a mental or physical impairment are no longer able to maintain employment and earn an income.

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    Have you had to stop working due to a physical and/or mental disability?YesNo
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    Have you been advised by your medical professional that you are unable to work and need to file for disability?YesNo
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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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