Fighting Back After The SSA Denies Your Application
When a serious injury or illness lasts for a year or more and keeps you from earning the income you need to survive, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA) are often the only lifeline a person has to take care of themselves. The necessity of this income is part of what can make it so crushing to have the SSA deny your disability application. Despite the denial, there is still hope in securing your benefits.
At Davis-Morris Law Firm, you can find a Mississippi attorney with the experience and knowledge necessary to fight for disability benefits. I am attorney Angela Davis-Morris, and I can help you appeal a disability benefits denial to secure the income you need.
What Does The Appeals Process Look Like?
The appeals process follows several stages after you received a denial. I can help you through each stage of the process, including:
- Reconsideration – Submit a written request to reconsider the application. You will need to submit this request within 60 days of the date listed on the denial letter. If the SSA still comes to a denial after its reconsideration, you will move to the next step.
- Hearing – After the SSA denies your reconsideration, you can request a hearing within 60 days. I can help you verify your condition before a judge at this step.
- Appeals council – If the judge from your hearing denies your application, we can take your case to an appeals council review. This will be another opportunity to explain your case, which can end in an approval, a denial or a dismissal of your request to review your application.
- Federal court – If you do not agree with the result from the appeals council, the final stage of the process is taking your claim to federal court. The court will review your evidence and submit its decision.
No matter how far you need to take your claim for disability benefits, I will do everything in my power to prepare your strongest possible case as to why you need these benefits. I am not a lawyer who gives up when things get hard, and I am prepared to do what it takes to help you secure the resolution you deserve.
Start Your Fight Today
If the SSA denied your application for disability benefits, do not give up. I can help you fight to get the income you need to help with your illness or injury. Call my office in Hattiesburg at 601-602-8874 or email me to schedule your initial consultation today.