Crystal River & Inverness Social Security Disability Lawyers
Whittel & Melton
352-726-0078 Citrus County
If you are one of the millions of Americans that have applied for Social Security Disability benefits and have been denied, please know that you are not alone. Crystal River & Inverness Social Security Disability success requires you to not give up. Do you need help with an initial application? We can assist you with any phase of the application or appeals process.
What you may not know is that around 70% of applicants for Social Security Disability benefits are denied after submitting their first application. However, do not give up hope as all applicants have a chance to appeal the initial decision and have it reconsidered. If you or someone you love is in this boat, then we encourage you to not battle the appeals process alone. Having our Social Security Disability benefits attorneys fighting in your corner can help your chances of gaining approval of benefits.
Our Crystal River & Inverness Social Security Disability team is focusing on securing disability benefits for clients in Citrus County. Our partners have helped numerous individuals who have been denied Social Security Disability benefits gain approval on their appeals. All Social Security Disability benefits cases are handled with no upfront fees, so you only pay if you are able to secure benefits.How Does the Appeals Process Work for Citrus County Residents?
If you are like so many others and have your Social Security Disability benefits denied, then you have three general options:
- Give Up (we do not recommend doing this): This will just ensure that you never receive the benefits you need and deserve, so it is not the best course of action.
- Reapply for your Social Security Disability Benefits: This means that you will have to start from scratch and still could have your benefits denied. If you are denied a second time, then you will need to proceed to the appeal level anyways.
- Appeal Your Denial Social Security Disability Benefits: You have 60 days from receiving your denial letter to file an appeal. This can be a complicated and drawn-out process involving several stages. The first step in the process is to request a reconsideration, which is essentially a request to the government to review your application once again. If no errors were made in the initial application and there is no further medical evidence to compel the government to reconsider, then your application will likely be denied again. If your request for reconsideration is denied, then you will need to request a in front of an Administrative Law Judge. In order to be successful in court, you need an attorney who is experienced in this field and can present pertinent evidence and legal arguments. If you are once again denied by the Administrative Law Judge, then you have two additional levels of appeal – (1.) Appeals Council Review and (2.) U.S. District Court.