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I’ve already been denied disability benefits twice. Is it worth continuing to pursue benefits?

Submitted by Maya on Tue, 12/29/2020 - 12:54

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application process is long and cumbersome. For those who are dealing with a chronic, debilitating condition, completing the everyday tasks of life are challenging enough.

Many applicants who apply for SSDI are initially denied benefits. If this happens to you, you are able to file an appeal. if your claim is then denied a second time, you can request a hearing and continue the application process.

Appealing the First Denial

 

What NOT To Do When Applying For Social Security Benefits

Submitted by Maya on Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:00

If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you need to be aware of things that you don't need to do as well as what you do need to do to improve your odds of a successful claim. When the process is not properly followed, your odds of being approved for benefits are significantly impacted. Here are a few things you need to avoid doing when you are in the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits.

How do I prove that I can’t do sedentary work?

Submitted by Maya on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:33

Winning your Social Security Disability claim depends on proving that you are completely disabled. It is the responsibility of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to ensure that individuals who genuinely need benefits have access to them. As such, the SSA carefully scrutinizes each applicant and attempts to assess if their limitations might allow them to do a less strenuous job. If it is determined that you can adapt to a more manageable job, you may be denied the disability benefits that you desperately need.