Why It’s Important Not to Give Up After a Disability Claim Denial
No one likes rejection, and being denied a Social Security disability claim is no different.
If you have been denied a claim, it is important to first understand why the application was denied and to also know that appealing or re-applying are viable and encouraged options.
Below are six helpful steps to be mindful of before appealing a denied claim or re-applying for Social Security Disability benefits:
Step 1. Don’t give up after a denial!
It is important to understand that the Social Security Disability Insurance is a strictly regulated program that requires in-depth data, and initial claims are often denied due to lack of information. Because of this, Muse Disability was established for the very purpose of assisting disabled individuals navigate the complex system and successfully attain Social Security disability benefits. In fact, 90 percent of those who have representation, such as Muse Disability Services, have successfully been granted claim approval.
Step 2. After a denial, appeal quickly.
Appeal deadlines are crucial, and unfortunately many individuals miss them after a claim is denied. If an appeal deadline is missed, and the applicant decides to move forward, he or she must then re-apply, which is a lengthier process than appealing. Acquiring representation from Muse Disability Services after a denial can both provide a source for guidance as well as ease the process and steps involved in an appeal.
Step 3. Provide thorough details and information.
It is critical to the application process that all details of work history, medical issues, and physical limitations are provided. In other words, the more thorough the information, the better and clearer understanding the claim examiner will have when reviewing the case. For example, not listing all the claimant’s doctors, including specialists and the primary care physician, can lead to a denial. This is an essential step that Muse Disability Services representatives are carefully trained in and can even take on the role of contacting your physicians, collecting the pertinent information, and retrieving important medical records for your claim.
Step 4. Correct any inaccurate information through an appeal.
In this strict application process, there is no room for error and any inaccurate data submitted in an application will stay on record with the claim, including the denial letter. Therefore, it is important to file a timely appeal and clarify any incorrect information. While this process can seem daunting, working with a trained Muse Disability Services representative can take the guess work out of preparing and submitting the appeal, getting you one step closer to an approved disability claim.
Step 5: Do not underestimate the extent of the disability.
In addition to not providing enough information, many applicants may struggle with accepting their inability to work and perform the job duties they once did. However, it is important to acknowledge and identify the physical limitations for the application process to be successful.
Step 6: Know that trained representatives are available to assist you.
Whether at the initial application stage or appealing or re-applying after a denial, the team at Muse Disability Services has the experience in navigating the multifaceted Social Security disability claims system. We have already helped thousands of applicants get their benefits, let us help you too!
Don’t give up after a disability claim denial. Contact Muse Disability Services today and let us help you
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