If the Social Security Administration has denied your claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, you are not alone. Around 75% of requests are denied the first time around. But don’t wait! You have only 60 days to file an appeal.
An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can help you navigate the appeals process and ensure that all of your paperwork is properly and completely filled out to give you the best chance of obtaining the benefits you deserve.
Common disabling physical or mental impairments that qualify for SSDI/SSI:
- Back and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Knee, shoulder and joint injuries
- Chronic pain
- Heart, pulmonary and breathing disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Lupus or other chronic illnesses
- Loss of or severe reduction in eyesight
- HIV and AIDS
- Fibromyalgia or arthritis
Did you know?
If you have a qualifying medical condition, you must have been part of the workforce for approximately five of the past 10 years in order to receive SSDI benefits.
Since there are strict time limits to filing an appeal after being denied benefits, it’s important to get someone who knows the ins and outs of the process on your side as soon as possible. Representation by a disability lawyer is not required, but may be your best chance at getting approved for the benefits you deserve.
Contact the Parrish DeVaughn Law Firm today for a free consultation. Our attorneys are experienced in handling all types of disability claims, and we make sure every client receives personalized care and compassion.