Breaking Down The Complex SSD Appeals Process
Navigating the Social Security Disability (SSD) program can be long and confusing. While the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies many initial applications, you do have the ability to appeal the denial. Working with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney and firm like Raymonda Chakhtoura, PLLC, throughout the process can give you the best chance of securing benefits after you receive a denial.
Attorney Raymonda Chakhtoura will help guide you through the appeals process to give you the best chance of approval. When you receive a denial, please contact attorney Chakhtoura for a free consultation within your appeal time. Email Raymonda Chakhtoura, PLLC as soon as possible to learn about your appeal rights.
Requesting An Appeal
If your application for benefits is denied, you may think you can go through the appeals process alone. However, it is important that you do not leave your appeal up to chance and have a representative like Attorney Chakhtoura by your side. If your benefits claim is denied, you only have 60 days to submit your appeal.
Missing this deadline can put your benefits in jeopardy, so it is critical to contact Raymonda Chakhtoura, PLLC as soon as possible. Attorney Chakhtoura can prepare and file the appeal documents on your behalf. She will use her understanding of this process and SSD benefits to fight for the benefits you deserve.
Determining Benefit Eligibility
Social Security has strict requirements. You must meet all of the specific requirements to qualify for disability benefits, including;
- You work at a job where you are covered by Social Security, and where you worked in that job for 5 of the last 10 years.
- You have a physical or mental disorder or condition that prevents you from working and renders you disabled according to the Social Security Definitions such as: your disability has lasted for a year, and is expected to last for at least a year or will result in death.
- You are unable to work as you did before, and the SSA decides you are unable to adjust to other work due to your physical or mental disorder or condition.
If your application is approved, you will receive a letter stating when your benefits are effective and the amount you will receive each month. This amount is determined based on your applicable earnings record, and your benefits will increase each January automatically if the cost of living has gone up.
Learn How Raymonda Chakhtoura, PLLC, Can Help You
If you are unable to work because of a disability, and you have been denied by Social Security, you have other things to worry about than appealing your claim denial. Attorney Chakhtoura can relieve some of that stress and worry and help you appeal your denied claim and seek the benefits you deserve.