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DeLand, FL Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) was enacted to financially assist those who are unable to work due to illness or injury. While the insurance is highly beneficial for those who receive it, many individuals have their initial application denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
However, you could still be eligible for benefits. The appeals process for a denied SSDI claim can be difficult, so it’s important to team up with a firm you can trust. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the appeals process and secure your full and fair compensation.
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How Is Disability Defined By the SSA?
The SSA offers 5 criteria to determine your eligibility for the insurance. These are:
- Earn less than $1,260 per month (as of 2020)
- Have a restricted/limited ability to perform basic work (lifting, walking, etc.)
- Have a condition listed on the SSA’s list of disabling medical conditions (or an equally severe condition)
- Be unable to perform any of your previous occupational duties
- Be unable to gain employment in another field or capacity
How Does the Appeals Process Work?
A denied SSDI claim doesn’t mean you’re not eligible for benefits; you still have the option of appealing the verdict. This process is as follows:
Step 1: Reconsideration
Our team can file a request for reconsideration on your behalf. This request will be reviewed by an SSA claims examiner who wasn’t involved in the initial denial.
Step 2: Hearing
If the reconsideration request isn’t approved, we can request a formal hearing in front of a judge. At this point, you may be asked to clarify information included in your claim or present additional evidence about your case.
Step 3: Appeals Council
If the judge rules against you, we can file an appeal request with the Social Security Appeals Council (SSAC). The council will either move your case to a judge for further review or make a final decision.
Step 4: Federal Court
If the SSAC doesn’t rule in favor of your claim, our attorneys are ready and eager to move your case into the courtroom. Some personal injury firms never go to court, but we’re the opposite. We know how much your case is worth, which is why we’ll never settle for less.
Why Morgan & Morgan?
At Morgan & Morgan, we’re dedicated to protecting the people, not the powerful. Many insurance companies and large agencies believe they can bully hardworking individuals and get away with it, but not anymore. We’ve taken the fight back to the powerful and secured over $9 billion for our clients in the process. With over 700 trial-ready attorneys and an extensive network of resources at our disposal, you can rest easy knowing your case is in good hands.
Contact Our DeLand Office
If you or a loved one has had their SSDI benefits incorrectly denied, contact our DeLand office today. We understand the price for pain is infinite, which is why we’ll fight tirelessly for the compensation you deserve.
Complete a free case evaluation and see why there’s only one Morgan & Morgan.