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Denied Social Security Claims

DENIED SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIMS

A portion of your taxes each paycheck will pay for Social Security benefits, one of which is disability insurance. If you suffer from a long-term or permanent disability that prevents you from being able to work, you can file a disability claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA) in order to receive monthly Social Security Disability payments. Millions of Americans apply for these benefits expecting to be approved, and bank on benefits beginning shortly. This kind of reasoning does make sense, though, considering they’ve paid into the program; why shouldn’t they be entitled to benefits? However, this is not always the case, as the Social Security system does not always work the way we think it should. 70 percent of applicants applying for Social Security Disability are denied. But, if your application has been denied, do not give up hope just yet-- Fuller & Fuller can help.

Appeal the Denial

The most common reactions to a denied application are: 1) give up hope, and 2) just try re-applying. Neither of these choices will result in you receiving benefits. More than half of those who pursue the appeal process of their application receive Social Security Disability payments in the future. While you may believe that just re-applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a faster and easier option, doing so will most likely result in your application being denied once more. The appeal process is a longer one, but without a doubt more successful in the long-run.

Gain Professional Legal Advice

If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits and you wish to pursue an appeal, speak with a qualified attorney at Fuller & Fuller, where we are well-versed in the legal aspects of Social Security. Having an attorney by your side providing legal advice could considerably increase your chances for application approval during the appeals process. If your application for benefits has been denied, do not give up-- fight for the benefits you are entitled to.

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