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Social Security Disability Application Denials

Handled by Our Muskegon SSDI Attorney

If your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSDI) claim is denied, you have only 60 days to request an appeal. Even if you do not yet have legal representation, you should file your appeal as soon as possible to have the appeal request officially on the record.

Always Appeal!

Surprisingly, a vast majority of disability claims which are denied at their initial stages are not appealed. Claimants have a tendency to file a new claim, file their appeal too late, or give up on the process entirely. Filing a brand new claim or failing to appeal in a timely manner will result in a loss of appeal rights. This will force you to completely start your SSI or SSDI application process over from the beginning.

Appealing Has the Highest Rate of Success

It is during the SSDI and SSI appeals process that a claimant has the highest chance of winning their claim. On the other hand, making a new application could potentially hurt your chances. This is because subsequent applications will probably be denied for the same reasons as your first application. However, if you missed your 60-day appeal deadline and did not have a valid reason for doing so, you should talk to an attorney about filing a new claim.

What You Should Do Following a Denial

  • Learn why your claim was denied.
  • Learn about the pros and cons of hiring an SSDI attorney in Michigan.
  • Consider hiring a knowledgeable attorney to help you file an appeal.
  • Contact your attorney or the Social Security office and request an appeal.

Call us today at (231) 403-0040 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our SSDI attorney in Muskegon. We serve clients in Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas.

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  • Loyally Representing Clients Across West Michigan

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  • No Fees Owed Unless & Until Benefits are Awarded

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