Appealing Your SSDI/SSI Application Denial

If you are one of the many people every year who applies for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and gets denied, you may be wondering what your next steps are. Many people, sadly, do not know what to do, and languish believing they are entirely out of luck. Fortunately, you can appeal your denial and potentially get access to the benefits you deserve. Here are the four steps you can take when appealing your SSDI/SSI application denial:

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What You Need to Prove You Have a Disability for SS Benefits

If you have a medical condition that significantly hampers your ability to handle daily tasks or impairs your ability to work, you may be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, you need to sufficiently prove your medical condition is bad enough to legally qualify as a disability. But how do you go about proving that your medical condition is bad enough to merit getting disability benefits?

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Is Your Medical Condition Enough For You to Be Considered Disabled?

If you are suffering from a severe medical or psychological condition, you may be wondering if you might be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, not everyone with a condition that might be considered a disability will be legally eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). So what exactly is it that makes a person “disabled” in the eyes of the SSA?

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What is the Federal SSI Income Limit?

Every year, more than 600,000 people across New York receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. For these people, and millions more around the country, Supplemental Security Income represents an important benefit that helps them to cover their expenses and keep a roof over their heads. However, SSI is subject to an income limit, and it is not as easy as it sounds to determine whether someone has reached that limit.

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Why is the Acceptance Rate for SSDI/SSI Applications So Low?

According to statistics released by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the acceptance rate for Social Security disability benefits is shockingly low. Of the approximately two million applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) that the SSA receives every year, only about 800,000 to 900,000 make it through the entire process. But why is that, and how can applicants increase their chances of acceptance?

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Why Do I Need a Lawyer For My Social Security Disability Application?

Technically speaking, you do not need to have a lawyer present to fill out an application for Social Security disability benefits. That said, it can significantly increase your chances of having your application approved if you have a lawyer assist with your application. Why is this, and why is it worth it to have a Social Security disability lawyer help you with your case?

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Social Security Benefits to See 5.9% Increase in 2022

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that recipients of Social Security benefits will see a 5.9% increase in benefits in 2022. This represents the largest increase in Social Security  since at least 2008. This increase in benefits will affect retirees collecting Social Security retirement benefits, as well as people collecting disability benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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What You Need to Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits

If you are seeking disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), you are probably wondering what you need to apply. Fortunately, for the most part, you can probably find most of what you need at home, or with a bit of research. Here are five things you should have on hand when you begin applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI):

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Is My Medical Condition Eligible for SSDI or SSI Benefits?

If you have recently been diagnosed with a serious medical condition, you may be considering if applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is right for you. Unfortunately, not everyone is eligible for these benefits, as not every medical condition is eligible for SSDI or SSI. But if that’s the case, then how do you know if your medical condition lets you qualify?

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Why Was My SSDI/SSI Application Denied?

More than half of all applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are denied every single year. While some of these denials are unavoidable, a shocking number of them are the rest of mistakes that could have been prevented. If you applied for SSDI or SSI and had your application denied, these reasons might be why:

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