3 Critical Steps You Need to Take Now if You Were Recently Denied!
The clock is now ticking and time is running out. I cannot be more clear. If you were denied for SSD you only have 60 days to file.
60 Days and counting down!
You must file your reconsideration appeal within 60 days from the date on your denial notice. Beware: Social Security has been known to print and date a denial notice but the mailing is delayed for days or weeks. If you file your appeal late you will most likely have to start all over - causing even more delay. Use registered mail, return receipt requested when you mail in reconsideration appeal forms.
You Must File the Forms ASAP!
You are Responsible for Filing the Appeal Forms. Social Security does not provide you with the reconsideration appeal forms you should use. The forms you need are: SSA-561 (Request for Reconsideration) SSA-3441 (Disability Report - Appeal) SSA-827 (Authorization to Disclose Information to SSA)
Do NOT focus on your ailment or disease!
This is the single biggest mistake made when seeking social security benefits. Evidence Submitted at Reconsideration Must Focus on Your Work Limitations not your ailment or disease. Everyone wants to talk about this disease and that disease but the judge is really looking to understand what your LIMITATIONS are for working. The people who focus on their limited capacity to work win far more disability cases.