One of the major decisions that comes before a person when they have had a Social Security Disability benefits claim denied is whether to pursue an appeal of the denial. One of the major questions that may be on an individual’s mind when making this decision is: why was my initial claim denied?
There are many different reasons that can be behind a claim being denied. Perhaps officials determined that not enough evidence was presented showing that the person has a qualifying disability. Or perhaps the initial application did not contain sufficient information to allow officials to approve the claim. Another potential reason is that officials found that certain information provided in the application indicates that the person would be ineligible for benefits.
Understanding what specifically was behind the denial of an SSD claim can be very important. It can provide insights into what could be done to strengthen the claim if an appeal is sought and whether appealing the denial is a smart choice for a given individual.
Here at Miller Cohen, PLC, we are highly experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to SSD matters and can help individuals who have had a claim for SSD benefits denied analyze the circumstances of their denial and the specifics of their claim to determine what their best course of action would be moving forward. Also, we can help individuals who have decided that they are going to appeal a denial of an SSD claim navigate the process of making such an appeal.