Get Off to a Good Start: Initial Determination And Reconsideration
It probably comes as no surprise that the Social Security disability application process is complex. What is surprising is that many people still try to apply for benefits without help from a lawyer who has experience handling SSDI. An experienced attorney can assist you with gathering the necessary medical information and making sure all of the forms are filled out correctly.
I am Michael. J. Joshi, and I can help you from start to finish. Contact me today at 913-428-0199. At my law firm, The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi, I help people in Kansas and Missouri who are filing for Social Security disability benefits or dealing with disability denial. There is no charge for your initial consultation.
The Initial Determination Process
Many people do not realize that your initial application for SSDI benefits may be more important than the reconsideration process. Only about 25 percent of applications are approved in the initial stage. Often people apply before they have all the necessary information. Presenting a strong case with the appropriate medical evidence could improve your chances of approval.
The Reconsideration Process
The majority of Social Security disability applications are denied initially. If you have received a disability denial, you have just 60 days to apply for reconsideration, so it is important to start working on it right away. At this point, you want to gather any new information that strengthens your case. It will be reviewed by someone who was not part of the initial determination.
You must apply for reconsideration in order to get a hearing, so talking to an attorney as soon as possible after you are denied is critical.
I Work With Disability Denial Cases
Do you live in Kansas or Missouri? Contact me at 913-428-0199 for a free consultation. My office is conveniently located in Lenexa, Kansas. I will give you real answers and honest opinions for your case.