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What information is necessary for an SSDI appeal?

On Behalf of | Mar 9, 2016 | Social Security Disability

In Michigan, many individuals are unable to work due to an illness or injury. These individuals need to rely on Social Security Disability benefits. These benefits allow individuals to receive monthly income to pay for basic necessities. Without this income, many individuals are unable to pay for the things they need. However, these benefits are not automatic. In fact, individuals must go through a rigorous application process in order to apply for and receive SSD benefits. In many situations, individuals are initially denied SSD benefits from the Social Security Administration. The SSA has a vested interest in ensuring that resources are protected.

However, there are established appeals procedures that can be activated when individuals have been denied their rightful benefits. It is important that individuals understand this Social Security Disability appeals process, and that they have the information they need in order to successfully appeal a claim. According to the SSA, individuals who are filing an appeal should have very specific information in the appeal.

This information includes an extensive medical history. This includes the phone numbers and addresses of people who know about the medical condition, a description of the person’s medical condition and changes that may have occurred in the individual’s condition. This information must also include any medication that an individual is taking and contact information for the individual’s doctor.

It must also include information about changes in a person’s daily activity and ability to work. Other supporting documents, medical reports, forms and written statements must also be included in the appeal. Additionally, individuals must include their personal information and contact information for any representative. Individuals must also include the date of denial with their appeal.