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What to do if You’ve Been Denied a Social Security or Disability Claim

What to do if You’ve Been Denied a Social Security or Disability Claim

What to do if You’ve Been Denied a Social Security or Disability Claim

Every time you receive a paycheck from your employer, there is a portion of taxes that go to pay for Social Security benefits. One benefit offered by the Social Security Administration is disability insurance. If you suffer from a long-term or permanent disability that keeps you from being able to work, you are able to file a disability claim with the Social Security Administration in order to receive monthly disability payments. There are millions of United States citizens that apply for disability each year and around 70 percent of applicants will be denied. So what should you do if you are denied a social security or disability claim? Keep reading below to find out more!

Rather than giving up hope after your application is denied or re-applying for the benefits again, you should appeal the denial. If your application is denied, don’t give up. Only thirty percent of applications are approved at the beginning of the application process. Over half of those who appeal their claim will receive social security disability payments in the future.

Seek Legal Help
If you are denied social security disability benefits, seek legal help prior to filing your appeal. You can hire a social security disability attorney which will increase your chances of receiving a change in the decision during your appeal process. If you think that hiring a disability lawyer is not within your financial reach, you should reconsider. While we know legal help can be expensive, the good news is that there are not any up-front costs to get the legal services you need. Social security disability lawyers receive a portion of the back pay you will be awarded by the social security administration. This helps to make it more affordable to hire the help that you need.

If you are one of the 70 percent of individuals whose application has been denied for receiving disability benefits, the good news is that after you appeal almost two-thirds of individuals are awarded disability. It has been proven that your chances of winning your appeal are increased a significant amount when you have a lawyer who represents you. If you have been denied a social security or disability claim, reach out to Mestayer Law Firm today in order to ensure you take the proper steps to appeal your claim. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner the appeal process will begin.

Mestayer Law Firm provides civil litigation for clients throughout the Gulf Coast area including Pascagoula, Biloxi, and Gulfport. If you are making future plans for your estate, then contact us today and let us help take care of every detail of your finances. Call us today at 228-762-1193 or visit We are your legal experts! You can also visit our office located at 2128 Ingalls Ave. in Pascagoula, Mississippi. We look forward to talking with you!

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This article does not create an attorney-client relationship. I am licensed to practice law in Mississippi and have based the information presented on US laws. This article is legal information and is for entertainment and informational purposes only and should not be seen as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney before you rely on this information. Any information provided in this blog is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, but that there may be omissions, errors, or mistakes.

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