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Washington, D.C. Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) was enacted to provide much needed financial relief to those who are unable to work due to an unexpected illness or injury. However, many individuals have their initial applications denied despite meeting the eligibility criteria.
A denied application doesn’t mean you’re ineligible for benefits. A Morgan & Morgan attorney can assist you in the appeals process and help you secure the compensation you deserve.
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How Does the Social Security Administration (SSA) Define Disability?
The SSA offers 5 criteria to determine eligibility for disability benefits. You must:
- Earn less than $1,260 per month (as of 2020)
- Have restricted ability to complete basic work (lifting, walking)
- Have a condition listed on the SSA’s list of disabling medical conditions (or a comparable condition)
- Be unable to perform any of your past work
- Be unable to obtain employment in another field or capacity
What Is the Appeals Process?
You still have the option of appealing your denied application. However, the appeals process can be difficult, so it’s important to retain a trusted attorney. The appeals process is as follows:
Step 1: Reconsideration
Our team can file a request for reconsideration that will be reviewed by an SSA claims examiner. This examiner will have not been a part of the initial denial to eliminate any bias from the decision.
Step 2: Hearing
If the reconsideration request is ineffective, we can request a formal hearing in front of a judge. At this point, you may be asked to provide additional evidence or clarify the information included in your claim.
Step 3: Appeals Council
If the judge rules against you, we can file an appeal with the Social Security Appeals Council (SSAC). The council will either make a decision or move it to a judge for additional review.
Step 4: Federal Court
If the SSAC doesn’t rule in your favor, we can file a federal lawsuit. We understand the price for pain is infinite, which is why we’ll fight tirelessly for the compensation you deserve.
Why Morgan & Morgan?
In the most difficult moments of your life, Morgan & Morgan has your back. Many other personal injury firms carry expensive price tags for their service, but we’re the opposite. It costs nothing to hire us and our fee comes out of the favorable settlement or jury award, so you never have to worry about paying out-of-pocket for our assistance. With over $20 billion won for our clients and an extensive network of resources at our disposal, you can rest easy knowing your case is in capable hands.
How Do I Get Started?
If you or a loved one have had SSDI benefits unjustly denied, contact our DC area attorneys today. Fill out a free, no-obligation case evaluation form to get started today.
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