Requesting Reconsideration After An SSD Denial
Getting denied for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is incredibly disheartening. You may be struggling financially as well as physically. You need a financial lifeline, and after paying into the Social Security system for so many years, you deserve to be able to rely on those benefits.
Thankfully, a denial isn’t the end of the road, but it’s important to pursue the right steps to turn your case around. At the Law Offices of Daniel Berger, we can help. Our lawyers have spent decades helping people with disabilities get the SSD benefits they deserve. We know this area of law backward and forward; it is the only area we’ve focused on since our firm’s founding in 1996.
What To Expect In Pursuing Reconsideration
If your initial SSD application got denied, you’re not alone. More than 60 percent of initial applications result in denials.
The first step in appealing the denial is to request reconsideration. You can do this online or by mail, and there is no hearing involved.
You can also request reconsideration of a decision that impacts your current SSD benefits – for example, termination or reduction of your benefits.
Act Quickly To Avoid Jeopardizing Your Benefits
You have 60 days after a denial to request reconsideration, but the sooner you do so, the better. Our disability attorneys can help you pursue swift reconsideration to maximize your chances of a successful outcome.
If the reconsideration again results in denial – which is common – we can help you take the next step in the appeals process, which involves a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Let Us Help You Overcome An SSD Denial
You shouldn’t have to deal with navigating the SSD appeals process alone. Let our lawyers help you get your case turned around. You can request a free consultation online or call 718-691-7475 to reach our offices in New York City and New Windsor.