People who have been turned down for disability benefits often reach out to their congressman or senator for help. Congressional offices have a procedure for inquiring into the status of a disability claim, and they usually do not hesitate to try to help.
Questions After An Unfavorable Decision
Sometimes people are approved for disability benefits, but they disagree with the Social Security Administration about when they became disabled. In some cases if the SSA did[…]
If you are turned down at the hearing level you must appeal your denial within 60 days of the date of your denial letter. Appeals go to the Appeals Council. That is a federal organization in Washington, D.C. If you win at the AC level often your case is sent back to the ALJ for another hearing.
If your application for disability benefits is denied you only have 60 days from the date of your denial letter to appeal it. They allow another[…]
Most people who apply for disability benefits are turned down at least twice. This is part of the process and par for the course. The numbers change from year to year, but roughly speaking 70% of people are turned down on the initial application.