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What are the 4 levels of appeals for disability applications?

You applied for Social Security Disability (SSD), and you thought you'd done everything you could to make it clear that you have a serious disability. You've struggled with your finances, learned to live with less and are just looking to get the financial security you deserve back.

Get help if your disability benefits are denied

If you want to obtain Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you will need to fill out an application and wait for an approval. If you receive a letter of denial, you might be surprised and frustrated. The letter will have information on why your request is being denied, which can be helpful when making an appeal.

What is reconsideration?

The Social Security Administration rejects a large percentage of the initial claims for Social Security Disability benefits in Kansas City. If you receive a rejection, however, you do not need to accept it as final. You have the right to appeal the SSA's decision. There are several appeal levels you might need to go through before your claim is successful. The first of these levels is the reconsideration. 

What are hidden disabilities?

When you hear the word "disability" you probably think of someone with an obvious medical issue that requires assistance for daily chores and tasks. However, disabilities are not always so cut and dry. Many people suffer from serious disabilities that aren't immediately evident to others. The Mighty explains these hidden disabilities, along with providing tips on how to be a good ally to a person with a less obvious, but still serious, medical issue. 

What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

Being witness to or a victim of a traumatic episode causes a wide range of mental and emotional effects. This condition is known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can be disabling for some people depending on the details surrounding an incident. The American Psychiatric Association explains some of the symptoms of PTSD and how this mental condition is often treated. 

Qualifying for disability due to anxiety

Many in Kansas City may believe anxiety to be something that every working professional has to deal with. Yet for many of those that we here at The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi have worked with in the past, they anxiety is such that it seriously impedes their ability to work. If this describes your current situation, then you may also be experiencing additional stress at the thought of not being to provide for yourself and your loved ones due to your anxiety keeping you from working. You will be happy to learn, however, that anxiety is indeed listed among the disabling conditions recognized by the Social Security Administration. 

How the U.S. Social Security Administration defines “disability”

As a resident of Kansas or Missouri who has a disability that is severe enough to keep you out of the workplace, you may be looking for alternative ways to support yourself, and you may be considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration. At the Law Office of Michael T. Joshi, we recognize that, in order to obtain these benefits, you first must qualify for them, and this involves meeting the administration’s strict definition of “disability.

On disability? Watch what you post online

As a resident of Kansas or Missouri who currently receives disability benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration, you should know that the current presidential administration is considering reviewing recipients’ social media accounts in an attempt to cut down on fraudulent disability claims. At the Law Office of Michael J. Joshi, we understand that there are certain things you must prove if you wish to continue to receive disability benefits, and we are well-versed in the reasons the administration sometimes uses when denying or revoking benefits eligibility.

What documentation do I need for SSDI?

When you can no longer work due a health issue, you may apply for Social Security Disability in Kansas City. SSDI can provide you with income when you cannot work, but it requires meeting very strict guidelines and requirements. To make sure the application process goes smoothly, you should take time to double check that you have provided all the required documentation.

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