It is a sad reality that over 90% of disability applications are denied on the first go around. Luckily this is not the end of the road. The first step is to file an appeal, after you receive a denial. You have 60 days after this denial to file this, it is important to keep in mind that this is not 60 days from the day you received your letter, however, it is 60 days from the date the letter was written which is found in the top right corner of your denial letter.
It is important to remember how important all deadlines are with Social Security. Chances are, if you miss a deadline you will have to start over from square one. If you are one or two years into the process starting over from square one can be devastating. If you have already missed a deadline you can still file an appeal with what is called a good cause letter, that is a good explanation to why you missed your deadline. In order for these good cause letters to be considered you must have a very legitimate reason you missed this deadline. For example, having the flu is not a good reason because the flu didn’t keep you from filing an appeal for the entire 60 days.
If you have questions filing your appeal or need help with your application give our office a Call Today. We can give you a free evaluation over the phone to see what you may qualify for and we can get your appeal filed the day you call in.