Imagine that for decades you have worked hard and contributed to Social Security. You're in your late 40s or early 50s, and plan on working for at least 10 more years, maybe even more. But one day, you notice that you feel, for lack of a better term, "off." Days pass and things don't get better, and eventually you go to the doctor. The doctor tells you that you have an incurable degenerative disease, and that in the very near future you won't be able to work anymore.
You think to yourself "well, as bad as this is, at least I'll have Social Security disability benefits to help me." But sadly, the Social Security Administration reviews your application and denies your claim for these crucial benefits. You are left feeling devastated, and you may think that there is no where for you to turn now.
However, this isn't the end of you Social Security disability application. Far from it, in fact. You can apply numerous times through the SSA appeals process. There are four stages, and each one has its own set of rules and complications. In order to deal with the SSA appeals process, you will need to consult an attorney with experience handling Social Security disability cases and appeals.
At Rogers Hofrichter & Karrh, we have the experience to help you navigate the SSA appeals process. We will support you every step of the way and do everything in our power to turn the undesirable result the SSA initially handed you into a positive result.