My Claim Has Been Denied, What Now?
The biggest mistake you can make if your initial claim for Social Security Disability benefits is denied is to accept that as the final outcome. While a great number of first-time claims are turned down, many of the appeals that appear before an administrative law judge (ALJ) get approved.
At the Law Offices of Sharon J. Meyers in Kansas City, Missouri, we know how to assemble a winning appeal. This knowledge is the result of more than 35 years of focusing on Social Security Disability law. While retaining a lawyer to obtain a disability benefits is not required, it dramatically increases an individual’s chances of winning a disability case.
Filing a new claim won’t work. Some claimants file a new claim rather than filing an appeal, which is almost guaranteed to be denied again. They do this because they are confused about the process or because the deadline for filing an appeal has passed. We start your appeal process immediately and make sure all deadlines are met.
Our Support Can Put You And You Claim In The Strongest Position
Our legal team has a great deal of knowledge regarding how to present your case in the strongest light. It is critical to involve us as early in the application process as possible, so we have ample time to assemble all the reports necessary to win your case.
We collect the doctors’ reports that will support your case, help you prepare for your ALJ hearing, and cross-examine any experts who may be asked to testify about the extent of your injuries and whether or not you could work in another job.
Get The Most Back When You Work With Us
In addition, we will help you establish the best possible “disability onset date,” which determines the amount of past benefits (back pay) you will receive.
Even unrepresented claimants who are successful and win their claims may not obtain the most favorable “onset date,” which affects how much back pay they get. The date of onset of the disability determines how much a claimant will receive in back pay; therefore, proving the earliest possible date of onset is of extreme importance for a Social Security Disability or SSI claimant.
Let Us Play A Role In Your Claim Today
We can answer more questions about our role in your claim or anything else regarding your Social Security Disability application during a free consultation. Call an attorney at 816-787-0942 or email us to schedule an appointment.