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Winning Social Disability Appeals

If your Social Disability claim is denied, you can either accept the denial or appeal it; it's everyone's guess which route you should take if you really need the benefits. Here are a few further measures you should take to boost your chances of winning the appeal.

Supply Missing Information

One of the things you need to do is to scrutinize the information SSA has at its disposal, since this is the information that formed the basis for the denial and confirms that they have all the necessary information. It might be that you forgot to supply a crucial piece of evidence or a human error at the SSA office led to the misplacement of one of your documents. Supply any such missing information when lodging your appeal.

Correct Errors

In some cases, it might not be that some information is missing but rather that the information is erroneous. Again, there are many reasons why the SSA may have erroneous information on your application. Maybe the person who was helping you with the application made an error, or you failed to supply a revised edition of one of the crucial documents. Whether you believe the mistake is on your part or on the SSA's part, it's in your best interest to correct it and provide evidence to the corrections.

New Tests or Examinations

It is also helpful to supply information on new medical tests or examination results that you may have undergone between your initial application and the appeal. For example, it might be that the SSA has denied your claim because they aren't convinced that your disability meets the severity threshold. If that is the case, then a new medical test that shows the severity of your injury or disease may help turn the tide in your favor. This is even more likely to be the case if your initial medical assessment was made on the basis of a single test, but you have now undergone a barrage of them.

Further Evidence Supporting Your Claims

Lastly, you should also supply any other evidence that you think can help with your claim. Have you been keeping a pain journal? Give it to the SSA. Has your condition worsened? Prove it to the SSA. Do you have additional tax returns that you didn't previously have? Submit them with your claim too. Supply anything you believe can help because you can't be sure which one will help convince the SSA to approve your claim.

For more information, contact your local personal injury attorney.