In a perfect world, everyone would be able to be financially stable and get all the help they need to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle — even when not-so-happy circumstances come about. However, as we all know, not everything can be perfect, and when it comes to the Social Security system in America, it is anything but.
Sometimes, when you fill out a Social Security application, there’s a possibility that it could get rejected. Our country’s system is no stranger to the event because their funding is limited and therefore, some applications simply don’t make the cut. Of course, this can be a stressful and frustrating situation for anyone who lives with a disability or has recently experienced something tragic like an injury. Luckily, Social Security applications can be appealed, and with some help from your attorneys at Franco Law Firm, assistance can be granted.
So why might an application get denied? There are a few reasons. One of the most common is the applicant’s income. For example, when applying for Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI), their program is need-based, and if the applicant does not qualify or match the income scale, then their application could be denied. Another common reason that applicants can be rejected, is that a disability may not meet the requirements for longevity or severity to receive benefits. Other causes for denied applications include lack of medical evidence, failure to follow treatment, and even failure to submit proper documentation.
As we mentioned before, If for any reason an application should be rejected, it is not completely over. Applicants still have the opportunity to have it overturned. In fact, 70% of SSD applications are denied upon initial evaluation (DisabilityBenefitsHelp). It is important to note, however, that as an applicant, you only have a few months to request an appeal. So, it’s crucial that action is taken quickly once you are notified of the rejection. During the appeal process, the Social Security Administration and a judge will hear the case and ultimately decide the outcome based on the evidence presented. This is where having a skilled and trusted attorney comes in handy.
This can be a tedious and time-consuming process, an attorney can help make your experience not so strenuous. Our expert team here at Franco Law Firm is equipped with years of experience that can be used to not only work with the applicant to successfully complete the application but to also win the benefits that are deserved. Do you or someone you know need assistance with an SSI application? We want to help. To learn more and to schedule a free consultation with us, please call (813) 872-0929.