It is a tough day when you come to the realization that you simply can't work anymore because of a medical condition or disability. No one wants to succumb like this, but in many cases, it is simply necessary. Their bodies won't allow them to work like they used to -- or even at all, in some cases. When this happens, Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income are vital benefits for the individual in question.
However, simply because you are in a really tough medical situation and can't work doesn't guarantee that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be on your side. They may reject your application for Social Security benefits, and you may think that's the end of the road.
Thankfully, though, there is an appeals process for people who apply for Social Security disability benefits and are rejected by the SSA. This process isn't exactly the most simple of processes. There are a lot of steps along the way, and there are many different tasks you will have to complete at each step. However, here is at least this process in place to give people a second chance at obtaining the benefits they so desperately need.
If you are going to file an appeal after you have been denied Social Security disability benefits, you need to consult with an attorney to ensure you are going about the appeals process properly. At David Dopkin, we have extensive knowledge of the appeals process and can help you every step of the way.