TOP 5 MISTAKES WHEN APPEALING YOUR DENIED DISABILITY CLAIM
– Matt Sauerwald, Vice-President, Disability Help Group
Matt Sauerwald is one of the top SSDI Advocates in the United States. With an abundance of knowledge and expertise in Disability law, Matt has dedicated his profession to helping those who are unable to work due to a disability and has successfully represented thousands of clients in their claims for disability benefits.
Below, Matt shares with you his top five mistakes that are made when appealing your denied disability claim.
1. NOT APPEALING YOUR DENIAL
The biggest mistake an applicant can make is not appealing their denial. Despite being unable to work on a regular and consistent basis, despite having serious medical conditions, and despite the fact the vast majority of individuals who get approved for Social Security disability do so after appearing in front of a judge, many disability applicants do not appeal initial denials.
2. DELAYING YOUR APPEAL
Delays in appealing a Social Security denial also are a big mistake. Social Security does not do anything fast. There are millions of applicants each year. Filing an appeal as on as is practical is the best practice.
3. NOT CONSULTING WITH AN ADVOCATE WHEN YOU ARE DENIED
There are many reasons to work with a disability advocate from the jump when filing an application. These benefits, notwithstanding, many individuals elect to file the application on their own. However, once you are denied Social Security at the initial determination level, common sense dictates to get help from an expert! As the old saying goes, an individual who represents themselves in a legal proceeding, may have a fool for a client. Social Security has complicated rules and regulations. Don’t fight this fight alone because you might not know what you don’t know.
4. THINKING DENIAL IS THE END OF THE PROCESS
Almost every type of medical can denial can be appealed, even if you have been denied by a judge. Even if you have exhausted your medical appeals, many times there are still options to keep the claim going such as filing a new application or a motion to reopen a prior adjudication.
5. THINKING YOU DON’T QUALIFY
The final mistake people make when getting denied is thinking they don’t have a good case or that they don’t qualify. If Social Security approved everyone they were supposed to approve at the outset of the case, there would not be tens of thousands of hearings occurring every year. If you have serious medical conditions and cannot work because of those conditions, don’t give up!
If your claim has been denied or you are currently working through the appeals process and need help, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Sauerwald and the team at Disability Help Group at 800-800-3332 now to see how we can help get your claim approved.
Since 2010 Matthew Sauerwald has been a leading voice for the disabled community in seeking compensation from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Sauerwald has led one of the nations most successful advocacy organizations Disability Help Group since 2015 and has litigated thousands of Social Security disability hearings resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of disability awards. Learn more about Matt here.