How a Grand Rapids attorney can help when Social Security benefits are denied
If you receive a denial from the Social Security Administration (SSA), do not worry — denials are very common and you have effective options available to you. For more than 30 years, Schroder Law, P.C. has pursued successful solutions for disabled individuals throughout Grand Rapids.
Why Social Security Disability benefits are denied
Denials are common, but you can avoid a denial and the delays associated with the appellate process. Often, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are denied because of incomplete information and inadequate evidence. You know that you are disabled, that you are unable to work and that you have lost wages because of your condition, but you are required to prove these circumstances to the SSA. If you fail to provide the agency with the solid proof it demands, you risk an initial denial. Our Grand Rapids attorneys can help fill out your Social Security Disability application and submit crucial evidence to persuasively prove your claim on your initial application.
What you should do if you receive an SSD denial
You have only 60 days from the date you receive your letter from SSA notifying you of a negative decision to file your appeal. Our SSD lawyers immediately file a request for reconsideration and include additional evidence to prove the issues that the SSA disputed in your original application. We may then ask for a hearing by an administrative judge. If the judge issues an incorrect ruling, we file for a review by the Social Security Appeals Council. At each stage, we seek the full benefits you deserve.
If you need assistance applying for disability in Grand Rapids or your Social Security Disability benefits application has been denied, get the help you need from Schroder Law, P.C. Call our disability benefits firm at (616) 954-2888 to schedule your free consultation.