If Your Claim Is Denied

If your application for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied, you are in good company. The Social Security Administration denies more than 60 percent of initial claims.

Fortunately, there is an extensive system available for those who wish to appeal their denied claims. At the Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek, Esq., we argue on behalf of our clients in appeals to help them get the benefits they need and deserve.

Here are some things to know if your initial SSD claim is denied:

Do Not Delay Disability Appeals

After the Social Security Administration informs you that your initial claim has been denied, you have 60 days to file your appeal for a hearing. Do not miss this deadline. If you are late, you will have to start over with a new application.

You can file an appeal on the Social Security Administration's website or call your local office.

Keep Your Documents Up To Date

It is important to document your health care so that you can show the Social Security Administration proof that you have the medical conditions that qualify you for disability benefits. It is important to continue updating this documentation with the Social Security Administration after your initial claim is denied. Your updated documentation will be crucial to your appeals.

Note that the judges at your appeals hearings believe what they read. They want to see that your medical records accurately document your symptoms and support the conclusion that you qualify for disability benefits.

Skilled Help With Disability Claims

If you have been denied disability benefits, you have a long, tough road in front of you, and your chances of success will be much greater if you have an attorney. You need the help of a skilled lawyer with experience in Social Security Disability law.

At the Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek, we help people at all stages of the application process, from initial claims to hearings and beyond, if necessary. We know the pressures you face when you have been denied your claim, and we try to make the process easier for you. We don't charge you any fees unless and until you recover your benefits.

Call our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, office today at 215-385-5353. You can also reach us by email.