Kershaw County Social Security Disability Application Was Denied
Applying for Social Security Disability can be stressful enough – gathering paperwork, filling out a long application, making sure you have diagnosis information from your doctor. You just want to make sure you can spend time focusing on taking care of yourself, but did you know that over half of first-time applications are denied?
That’s right, 60% of first-time applications to Social Security Disability are rejected outright. This can be due to a number of things, including how disabled the SSDI panel believes you to be, your age, and if your illness is expected to last at least one year. However, just because your application is likely to be denied does not mean you should inflate the seriousness of your illness or injury, or lie on your application. It simply means that your application must be as thorough as possible, and then you must go through the appeals process.
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Appealing a Denied Social Security Disability Claim in South Carolina
If your Social Security Disability application was denied, you should file for “reconsideration.” This is the first step in a four-step appeals process, which can take a long time, but will ensure you have the income you need later.
The appeals process can seem very intimidating, and it is worse to know that the current waiting time for your first Social Security Disability appeal at the South Carolina Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) is 18 months. Fortunately, you do not have to go through this long process by yourself – a Social Security Disability benefits attorney can help you fill out your application thoroughly and guide you through the steps necessary to file an appeal. Statistically, those who hire attorneys to help them file their first application have greater success down the road, even if their initial SSDI application has been denied.
I Filed My Social Security Disability Application On My Own and It Was Denied!
If you have already filed a Social Security Disability benefits application and it was denied, you can still get a South Carolina Social Security Disability attorney to help you with your appeals. The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm understand that you need your benefits to help you survive, so we offer a free case evaluation to discuss your application and how we can help. Contact us today!