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Frequently Asked Questions About Social Security Disability Benefits

If you received a denial of your Social Security Disability benefit application, you have options to fight back and get the compensation you deserve. At McKinnish Law Group, we understand how confusing the process can be. Our attorneys are here to answer your questions and help you through the process. In the meantime, please read some answers to frequently asked questions below.

Why Are SSD Claims Denied?

Unfortunately, the SSA denies Social Security disability applications frequently and for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons include insufficient medical evidence, insufficient work credits, earning too much money and if your injury will result in disability for less than one year.

How Long Do I Have To Appeal A Denial?

After receiving your application denial, you will have 60 days to file an appeal for reconsideration. After filing, it can take several months to receive a final decision.

What Does The Appeals Process Look Like?

After you submit your appeal, an administrative law judge will review your case and either accept or deny your claim. If the judge denies your appeal, you can take your claim to the Appeals Council.

How Much Will Working With An Attorney Cost?

When you already face financial uncertainty, you may wonder why hiring an attorney to assist you with your claim can benefit you and how much it will cost. However, the fees an attorney earns from an SSD case have statutory limitations. This means that fee agreements must not exceed a certain amount.

Do I Need An Attorney To Apply For Benefits Or Appeal An SSD Denial?

While you can file an appeal without an attorney, it is in your best interest to work with an experienced law firm throughout your case. The entire disability benefits process can be overwhelming and time-consuming. From filing your initial application to potentially fighting a denial, working with an attorney can help ensure that you have all the required information and evidence to achieve a favorable outcome.

We Will Fight For You

To schedule a consultation with our Social Security Disability benefits attorneys, call our Knoxville office at 865-229-9854 or complete our online contact form. We will help you fight for the disability benefits you deserve.