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What To Do If Your Social Security Disability Application Is Denied

Sound Advice from a Veteran Philadelphia Attorney

Being unable to work due to illness, injury or disability can be difficult enough on its own. But adding insult to injury is the news that your claim has been denied. Unfortunately, many injured or disabled people in Pennsylvania face a harsh reality after applying for benefits: Despite working hard and paying into the system, they find out their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or SSI) claim has been denied by the Social Security Administration. At the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC, we understand how upsetting such news can be for someone who is worried about getting bills paid and putting food on the table but cannot work.

While your future may seem bleak, you should not give up. The majority of people who apply on their own for Social Security Disability have their initial applications denied. This denial has nothing to do with the nature of their injury in most cases; rather, it has to do with the Social Security Administration (SSA) attempting to limit the number of claims. Of the people who are denied, many do give up, rather than exercising their right to appeal through a Request for Reconsideration in New Jersey or Requesting a Hearing before an administrative law judge in Pennsylvania. Attorney Richard A. Jaffe wants you to know there is hope.

How Can a Social Security Disability Lawyer Help with a Denied Claim?

Before you give up on your Social Security Disability claim, talk to the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC. Attorney Jaffe understands the stress that can arise - both financially and with your family - when you are dealing with your injuries and the government denies your claim. He is one attorney who knows how to help if the SSA says your injury is not severe enough to prevent you from working.

The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC, is familiar with all aspects of the appeal process, including:

  • Reconsideration: If you live in New Jersey, we will help you properly fill out the necessary paperwork and meet deadlines for your application reconsideration.
  • Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge: If an Administrative Law Judge reconsiders your SSD case, we will gather all the necessary medical records from your Treating Doctors and appear at your hearing and make sure you accurately describe your injury or illness in detail.
  • Review by Appeals Council: If your case is denied, we will file a brief with the Appeal Council, who will reverse, remand or affirm the decision made by the Administrative Law judge regarding your case.

Appealing a denied Social Security Disability claim can be a long, complex process. We're ready to help you understand your rights and your options and give you a sense of how the claims process works. Don't hesitate to contact us today. Call 866-800-3332 for a free case consultation with the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC today.