Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are very important to millions of people who have become disabled through illness or injury. Unfortunately, the system is incredibly bureaucratic; many people believe it is broken. Problems with the Social Security machine cause frustration for people who are entitled to benefits but who must wait for months or years to start receiving income.
Unfortunately, most SSD and SSI claims are denied on the first or second attempt, usually for reasons that seem silly to the people who really need the benefits. That’s why you may be searching for an attorney who knows the system and is ready to help. Most viable SSD cases can be resolved with clear medical documentation and timely completion of paperwork.
I Can’t Believe My Claim Was Denied. What Do I Do Next?
If you or a family member has become disabled and unable to work, talk to Bird, Stevens & Borgen, P.C., in Rochester, Minnesota. We have successfully handled many cases involving denied SSD claims. We understand how the complicated process works.
If your Social Security claim was turned down, several stages may follow. If your initial application was denied, you can submit it for reconsideration; if that is unsuccessful, you will need to appear before an administrative law judge (ALJ), who will review and decide upon your case. If you are unsuccessful at the ALJ stage, you can appeal the case in federal court.