You got denied for SSDI, which is common. Among the applications for SSDI, only 22% are initially accepted.
Even though you’re in the majority, you still want to try again. You’ve heard that sometimes, you can get accepted once you make an appeal. Now, all you need to know is how many times you can appeal your denial before making a move.
How Many Times You Can Appeal an SSDI Denial
Technically, there is no limit to how many times you can appeal a denial for SSDI. Just keep in mind that once you appeal, you will have to go through different processes with firm deadlines, and in the end, you could get denied all over again. Of course, you can keep applying and appealing and do it as many times as you deem necessary.
Appealing an SSDI Denial
You are able to appeal an SSDI denial by going through the four levels of appeal: reconsideration, a hearing with an administrative law judge, reviews by the Appeals Council, and a Federal Court Review. Keep in mind that there are deadlines you’ll need to follow in order to get your paperwork in on time. For reconsideration, for example, you or your representative is required to request a hearing within 60 days after you receive the notice of reconsideration determination.
Working With a Representative
To increase your chances of getting approved for SSDI, you should consider working with an SSDI lawyer. They will ensure your application is up to par and you go through the correct processes for appealing a denial.
Working With Schott Law
If you need help applying for SSDI as well as SSI, Schott Law is here for you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to start your application.