We know that it can feel discouraging to receive an initial denial of your Social Security Disability benefits application. It is completely understandable to be frustrated, especially if you are seeking Supplemental Security Income (SSI). But, you should know that you are not alone. Statistically, 70 percent of initial applications are denied.
At Crest SSD, we know how to win SSI appeal. You can dramatically increase your chances for approval simply by utilizing a representative to aid you during the appeal process. We have outlined the following tips to prepare you for an appeal with a representative.
Need immediate assistance with an SSI appeal? Fill out this form or contact us at the number above for immediate assistance with your SSI appeal!
Write an Appeals Letter After A Benefits Denial
The Social Security Administration (SSA) Appeal form allows you to summarize why you believe your denial was the incorrect decision.
Utilize the disability determination rationale letter you received from the SSA to construct a full explanation of the issues in the SSA evaluation of your claim.
Be sure to include information if anything was incorrect or missing from your initial evaluation. Always remember that the more statements, records, and additional information you can provide as evidence of your disability will help strengthen your claim.
Obtain Supportive Documents From Your Physician
The more evidence you can provide about your disability, the better your chances for approval during the appeal process.
When a claim is denied, it is usually due to the SSA representative determining that you do not meet the requirements to receive SSD benefits. To ensure your appeal results in a successful approval, you need to double-check that you provided the SSA with proper documentation and supporting evidence that validates the severity of your condition.
You can also ask your doctor for a supportive statement detailing how your condition limits your ability to work. These types of statements typically do not affect your standing at the initial stage of the appeal process, but there is evidence that this kind of supporting document from your physician can greatly impact your case at the disability hearing level in front of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
If your doctor believes that you would benefit from receiving SSD benefits, ask them to fill out this important SSA assessment form, the Physical Residual Functional Capacity Assessment (RFC).
Consider Representation to Win An SSI Appeal
Did you know your chances of disability benefits approval increases by as much as 75 percent when a representative works on your claim?
At Crest SSD, we provide you with an opportunity to increase your chance for approval. We are a Social Security Disability advocacy firm that will support you throughout the appeal process!
- We will file an appeal on your behalf.
- We will ensure that requests from the SSA are addressed on-time.
- We will help you maintain an error-free application.
- We will help you obtain additional medical information from doctors.
Win Your Appeal – Contact Us Today!
If you are ready to receive assistance on your claim and move one step closer to getting your case approved, fill out this form or call us at the number above to speak with a qualified agent.
We are prepared to help you through every step of the application process and we are skilled in winning an SSI appeal on behalf of our clients. Crest SSD is here to help you through this difficult time.