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If you were approved for disability benefits, Social Security established the date they considered you to be disabled. Sometimes this date is after the date you allege that you became disabled. If you are not satisfied with the date Social Security established as the onset date, you are allowed to file an appeal of the decision.

However, appealing the onset date is not always the best idea as it could cause your partial disability award to be reversed. There is always a chance this could happen because the appeal opens the door for another person to review your disability file. They may determine that you were not disabled to begin with. This is especially true if your disability onset appeal goes before an administrative law judge for review. Any appeal of a disability claim requires an ALJ or disability specialist to review the entire disability file and as you might guess this can result in your losing your disability entitlement.

It would most likely be wise to thoroughly review your options with your representative prior to filing an appeal of your partial award of disability.



Some disability decisions are more risky than others when filing an onset date appeal. For instance, if a disability claim involves a decision based on a chronic condition that affects an individual’s functional ability, it has more of a chance of resulting in a reversal to a denial of the partial disability award. Why? If you are allowed on the basis of residual functional capacity the medical evidence is open to interpretation, therefore another person reviewing the same evidence might determine that you are not disabled..

In summary, it is a very real possibility that you could lose your disability benefits upon a review of your medical evidence. Consequently, you should seek the advice of your disability attorney or representative as to your potential risk with regard to having your partial award overturned with an onset date appeal.








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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

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