Q How Long Do I Have for an Appeal If I've Been Denied SSDI?
If you've been turned down for a Social Security Disability claim, time is of the essence. You only have 60 days to appeal the decision. That's 60 days from the date the Social Security Administration (SSA) sent you notification denying your claim.
Usually this information will be sent to you in letter format and will contain the reason your claim was denied and what you need to do to appeal the SSA's decision. Because this is a short amount of time, you'll want to start the appeals process as soon as possible.
Don't give up out of frustration or fear — the majority of claims are turned down on the initial filing. At this point in the process, it's a good idea to consult a Social Security Disability attorney who knows the system. Hiring a lawyer who's skilled with Social Security law increases the odds of your appeal being approved, helps you understand the complexities of the system, and can give you peace of mind.
Attorneys specializing in SSDI work on a contingency basis and their fees just come out of back pay the Social Security Administration owes you.
Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.