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Denied Social Security: the basics of filing an appeal (Part 1)

Recently we spent some time on our blog discussing disabled individuals' eligibility for federal assistance. The criteria generally have to do with one's inability to work. However, when an initial application for Social Security Disability has been submitted, there is a strong chance it will be denied. Most applications are denied at least once. We'll take some time over the next few blog posts to help our Bremen readers understand why claims get denied, and what they can do about it. This is intended as general information only, and not specific legal advice.

Changes coming to SSD benefits next year

Many Bremen residents rely on federal assistance due to a disability that prevents them from working. Those who do meet the requirements to collect Social Security Disability, or SSD benefits, will want to understand how a number of changes to the program in 2018 may impact them.

Social Security appeals are taking longer than usual

The trauma and stress that comes with disability is a difficult, life-altering and scary experience, especially considering the financial consequences of disability. This is why the government created social security disability benefits. Unfortunately, a person experiencing disability may have a claim denied. When a claim is denied, the aggrieved may file an appeal to challenge the denial. Recent news indicates that the appeal process may be more difficult than ever.

Are you eligible for Social Security Disability benefits?

Illness, injury, sickness and trauma can occur at almost any time, and when they do, the sick or injured often lose the ability to work and provide for their families. The inability to work can be devastating and disheartening. Thankfully, we have Social Security Disability to assist the injured and the sick in some circumstances.

Does mental illness qualify one for Social Security disability?

The Social Security Administration provides disability benefits to individuals who suffer from disabilities that prevent them from securing gainful employment. These disabilities can be physical or mental. Georgia residents who wish to pursue disability benefits for mental illnesses and impairments may find the following post helpful, though those who plan to submit applications to the Social Security Administration are encouraged to seek assistance with their pending claims.

Fighting for Social Security disability benefits

Georgia residents work for many reasons. Some hold down jobs because they enjoy the challenges of their employment tasks. Others have occupations because they find personal fulfillment from doing something to the best of their abilities. Most people, though, work because they need to earn incomes so that they may pay their bills and may support their dependents and themselves.

Reasons why Social Security disability claims are denied

Individuals who cannot work due to disabilities may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. However, in order for a person to qualify and receive benefits he or she must first fill out and submit an application. Mistakes, omissions and disqualifying information included on a Georgia resident's disability benefits paperwork may lead to the individual receiving a denial of benefits letter from the Social Security Administration.

How does the Social Security Administration define disability?

Holding down a stable job and earning an income that supports one's family are badges of honor for many Bremen residents. Although work can be tough, and not always the most desired activity for a person to engage in, many people are proud of the tasks they complete for their employers and the contributions that they make when performing the responsibilities of their occupations.

What can I expect from my Social Security disability hearing?

You have suffered from chronic pain for so long it's the rule, not the exception. It's hard to leave the house, much less drive or sit at a desk for eight hours a day. You like to work, but it's getting to the point where the only effective way to handle your pain is by staying home. But you have to be able to survive without the steady paycheck you enjoyed for years.

I was diagnosed with PTSD. Can I apply for Social Security disability?

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that has become widely recognized and accepted by both medical professionals and the general public in recent years, especially since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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