When your Social Security Disability claim is denied, you may experience emotions such as shock, confusion and/or devastated. Your initial reaction may be to throw the written denial in the trash and ignore the entire situation. This is time, however, for you to move forward and actively take the steps necessary to protect your rights to disability benefits. Now more than ever, you need the assistance of an experienced, dedicated Social Security Disability attorney to fight for the benefits to which you are entitled.
Individuals who have applied for Social Security Disability benefits and have been denied are notified in writing. The letter includes information about the individual’s right to appeal. There are strict time limitations in place regarding the appeal process. Individuals who have applied for Disability benefits and have been denied have 60 days from the date they receive the letter to appeal their claim.
Failure to appeal a Disability claim within 60 days of receiving the notification letter requires restarting the process. Individuals who start the Disability claims application process again go to the bottom of the “waiting list” and also risk permanently losing the right to back due benefits. Having an experienced Social Security Disability attorney is critical at this point in the application process because you must overcome the denial with effective proofs of your injury. The disability attorneys at Silver & Silver have the knowledge and experience to gather clear medical documentation and prepare our clients for the appeals process.
Silver & Silver Disability Attorneys in Philadelphia Guide our Clients through the Appeals Process
The Philadelphia Social Security Disability attorneys at Silver & Silver are experienced in dealing with Social SecurityDisability benefit denials and appeals. We have successfully secured Disability benefits for our clients for more than 30 years by obtaining all of the necessary information and avoiding any unnecessary mistakes or delays. We are committed to providing our clients with effective and timely representation that will give them the best possible opportunity to receive the Disability benefits to which they are entitled. We encourage people seeking Disability benefits to contact us as early in the process as possible. Follow our Blog Series on avoiding Disability claims pitfalls and look for our fourth installment dealing with the use of alcohol and illegal drugs.
If you intend to file a claim for Social Security Disability benefits, or have had your claim already denied, call Silver & Silver today at 800-947-4583 to speak with one of our Social Security Disability attorneys or contact us online. We serve clients throughout thePhiladelphia region, including Delaware County, Montgomery County and Bucks County, as well as the South Jersey communities of Camden, Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Haddonfield, Moorestown and Mt. Laurel in South Jersey.