Alabama and Georgia SSD and SSI Facts
Applying for social security benefits can be overwhelming. The process may seem complicated and many people are worried about taking the correct steps to avoid having their application denied. To make matters worse, there are many myths and misconceptions that can lead you astray, including:
Myth: Social Security Disability denies you the first time you apply.
Fact: The Social Security Administration has no regulation or policy that influences the disability system to deny the first application for benefits. However, if your application is denied, it is much more likely to be accepted if you appeal the initial decision than if you start the application process all over again.
Myth: Social security denies you a certain number of times before your application is approved.
Fact: Although about 70 percent of disability claims are denied on the first application filed, there are not a set number of times for an applicant to apply before being accepted. Your chances of being accepted are highly increased by an appeal vs. a brand new application.
Myth: A statement from your physician supporting your case will automatically get your application approved.
Fact: The outcome of your case will be determined after a thorough review of your past and present medical history and statements from physicians will hold little weight.
Myth: The way to appeal a Social Security claim is by filing a brand new application.
Fact: The best way to appeal a Social Security claim is to follow the appeals process established by the social security administration. It is necessary to file the appeal and start this process within 60 days of the initial denial.
At Stiller Disability Law, we understand how confusing the social security system can be. Our lawyers will assist you through the entire application process to increase the likelihood that your application for social security disability will be accepted. Contact a Montgomery attorney today by calling 334-239-0065 to schedule a free initial consultation.