We see many clients who come to us with denial letters from the Social Security Disability program. If this happens to you, please know that you are not alone.

Many applications meet with an initial rejection. Your path forward to getting the benefits you deserve depends on your situation.

First steps

One of the first things we do with new clients is conduct a consultation. We sit down and review medical records, copies of applications and any other official documentation. This type of case-by-case analysis is essential due to the complexity of the Social Security system.

In some cases, our clients have made errors during the application. This often results in an automatic denial. Other times, the reason is not as obvious. Some of our clients have doctors who are unfamiliar with the way SSD works, causing them to omit details that could lead to approval. Other cases involve human error: Even Social Security workers make mistakes sometimes. A full investigation should uncover the cause.

Second chances

We realize that many initial denials have strong wording. It could seem like you lost your chance at the support you need. For better or worse, these rejections are part of many application processes.

We take a solutions-oriented approach at our firm. Rather than a challenge, we see benefits denials as an indicator that something is wrong — that there is a problem to solve. You could need more information, an internal review or any number of things to move forward. Regardless of what the letter seems to convey, there should be no reason you do not get what you deserve.