Social Security disability benefits denied -- what now? | Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa

Social Security disability benefits denied — what now?

For many people in West Palm Beach, their income-earning abilities are their most significant assets. The Social Security Administration says 25 in every 100 Americans become disabled before they turn 67. Those who can no longer work, and meet the criteria for Social Security Disability Insurance could be eligible for approximately 40% of their annual income.

In Florida and across the country, those whose applications are approved will receive benefits, but not indefinitely. Each individual file undergoes periodic reviews to assess ongoing eligibility for benefits. Individuals are advised to continue saving all medical reports and information about their conditions. Such documents might be required during reviews to justify the need for continued benefits.

When an application for SSDI is denied, and the applicant cannot earn an income, his or her financial situation could be dire. Some steps can be taken, but it is crucial to make sure that the person chosen to help is qualified to do so. If the claim for benefits is lost, it might have to be taken to federal court, and that will most certainly require the help of an experienced attorney.

With denied SSDI claims and the inability to earn an income, hiring an attorney and paying legal fees can seem unachievable. However, the attorney may only charge the client if the case has a successful outcome. Furthermore, even if the case is won, the SSA must approve the fees charged. In Florida, those whose applications for benefits are denied can retain an attorney who is experienced in dealing with denied Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. An attorney can protect their legal rights and advocate for them throughout ensuing legal proceedings.

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