Fact: The vast majority of Social Security and Disability claims are denied the first time around.
The social security and disability system is laden with bureaucracy and red tape that triggers automatic denials of claims. Even if you are actually entitled to compensation you may be denied based on a technicality or inadvertent "wrong" answer. We strongly advise that you seek the advice of an experienced social security and disability law professional should you encounter any denial of your compensation.
If your situation matches the ones shown below, you are most likely entitled to benefits whether you have been previously denied or not:
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**These are approximate national average completion times**
They are private, and held in a small conference rooms, they generally last an hour or so. You will be asked about your training, daily activities, symptoms, education, limitations, and work experience.
If you haven't filed your appeal within the allotted time on the denial letter, you have to start over with a brand new claim. That new claim will most likely result in the loss of back benefits.
Because most of the appeals are given at a hearing, failing to appeal a denial to the hearing level is the number one error, and this unfortunately is common.
Call Kenneth G. Marks today for a free initial consultation: 949-748-6470
Unless you have an obvious long-term disability, the best time to apply for your Social Security disability benefits is between 6-9 months after you cease employment. To apply, you can call the SSA at 800-772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov/applyfordisability.
The standard fee is 25% of back benefits, up to a maximum set by the Commissioner of Social Security, which is currently $6,000. Sometimes, when appeals preceding the ALJ hearing level are involved, the compensation can be more.
It is possible to take up to two years from request until a hearing is held and a verdict issued, but that time varies from state to state.
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