When you are disabled, getting together the money you need for rent, groceries, and to make ends can be difficult. Disability insurance is designed to help with this; however, things can get even more frustrating when your disability claim is denied. Here are 4 steps you must take immediately after you are notified of your denial.
1. Get Information on Why Your Case Was Denied
You have the legal right to a formal explanation of exactly why your disability case was denied. This is an important document to have and will help determine what you can do to hopefully reverse the denial.
2. Discuss Your Case With a Disability Lawyer
If you were not working with a disability attorney
from the start of your case, now is the time to talk with one. How you proceed is critical. Although you have the option of an appeal, your opportunities to reverse the decision are becoming limited. You can only take your claim so far, and it's critical that you have someone on your side who understands the process and is able to provide you with adequate guidance.
3. Gather the Evidence You Need for Your Appeal
When you get ready to appeal your case, you will need a multitude of evidence to show why the denial of your claim was wrong. This can be medical records, statements from doctors, statements from former employers, and other documents that illustrate your disability and how it keeps you from working or earning a living.
4. File an Appeal
How your appeal is filed is important. You want to be certain that the paperwork is filled out correctly, that the appeal is supported with critical evidence, and that it is filed with the correct entity. This can be difficult to do alone, but a seasoned disability lawyer can help.
Contact the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A.
At the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A., we have worked extensively with clients who have been denied disability insurance. In many cases, we have been able to utilize our skills and experience to overturn the decision and successfully help our clients get disability benefits. We will work hard to see to it that your denial is overturned, and we'll go the extra mile to guide you through the complicated process of appealing step by step. Call now for a consultation at (954) 763-4950.