When Should You Appeal a Disability Denial? Renda Law Can Help!
If you receive a notice of denial for Social Security disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you should plan to appeal right away. To get your appeal started, you must first request that the initial denial (or the termination of benefits after a continuing disability review) be reconsidered. This is when you should contact a social security attorney, and don’t wait! You only have a window of 60 days to appeal, after 60 days the clock rewinds and you will have to start all over. However, if you appeal within the 60 days, once your benefits are approved, you will receive benefits all the way back to the initial date you filed.
A reconsideration is a complete review of your claim. It takes place at the Disability Determination Services (DDS) level and is performed by a medical consultant and examiner who were not a part of the initial decision. This means that any claims examiners and medical consultants who had anything to do with the denial of your initial claim are barred from deciding your reconsideration claim.
Your denial notice will include information about your right to appeal, along with a paragraph about your medical condition. This is where we can help you understand what the Social Security Administration will need to approve your claim, we can assist with your appeal, and move it along as quickly as possible.
So, don’t wait! If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits, and have been denied, contact Renda Law today for a free consultation, so we can help you get the benefits you deserve!