As previously discussed in this blog, many Social Security disability claims are denied. There is a variety of reasons for this, but in most instances, disabled individuals are unable to convince a claims adjudicator that his or her medical condition meets federal requirements necessary to be deemed disabled. Other claimants see their claims denied due to their lack of work history or a filing error. Regardless of how it comes about, a denial can leave a disabled person desperate for the assistance they need.
Fortunately, the Social Security disability system has an appellate process. This means that claimants who have had their claim denied can challenge that decision, sometimes at multiple levels, all the way up to federal court. Of course, in order for the decision to be reversed, an individual must put forth compelling evidence as to how he or she meets all federal requirements. To do so, many disabled individuals will need to gather medical records, beneficial testimony and craft strong legal arguments that support their position.
Many New Yorkers find that having a skilled attorney on their side during this process is quite helpful. Those who are well-versed in this area of the law, including the legal team at Jonathan H Poznansky Attorney at Law, know what claims adjudicators are looking for when making a determination. With this knowledge, our legal team is able to develop a strategy based on the law and the facts at hand that can address the Social Security Administration's concerns.
Our firm has a strong record of successfully obtaining SSD benefits for its clients. However, these individuals don't have to wait until their claim is denied. Instead, those who suffer an injury or illness that leaves them unable to work should consider contacting an attorney before proceeding with their initial claim. Doing so could save them a significant amount of time and money.