Have you been denied Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?

Don’t give up. Only about 30% of those persons who file for Social Security Disability or SSI are approved the first time they file. Your denial letter gives you instructions on how to begin the appeals process, and unless you have totally recovered, or you have returned to work,YOU SHOULD APPEAL. The first level appeal is called a Reconsideration. Approximately 15% of those persons who file for a Reconsideration have their decisions reversed. If you are denied at the Reconsideration, the second level appeal is a Hearing request. Up to 60% of those persons who request a Hearing have their decisions reversed. The percentage is lower for those persons who represent themselves, but the percentage is higher for those represented by an attorney experienced in Social Security Law.