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I filed for disability, was denied, and am now filling out a second disability application
I applied for disability in 2010 and went through the FULL appeals process and the final denial came in 2012. I am overwhelmed as I'm filling out my 2nd application and have a couple questions.
1. Will the first denial of my disability application be reviewed as part of this new application?
2. There are two disabilities I applied with before and several other new diagnoses. How far back do I supply information?
One friend says go all the way back. The local SSA office said the review can't go back before the first denial. Another friend says to just get it in quickly and add information later. An attorney told me to apply on my own and believes I'll be approved but will help with an appeal if that is needed.
I'm so overwhelmed by the process and the HORRIBLE experience of the first application and appeal that it is makingmy depression get worse and anxiety more debilitating.
The denial from the first claim will not be reviewed in your new claim. However, if you filed the first claim in 2010, the medical records are available for the disability examiner.
Therefore I would just provide the medical information from 2012 forward. Social Security will set your date of onset(when you became disabled) to one day after the date you received your ALJ disability hearing denial.
If your second claim has to go before an administrative judge, there is a chance he or she could reopen the prior disability hearing denial but that would be the only way.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
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Social Security Disability Denied — The Reasons Why
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How Long Does A Social Security Disability Appeal Take?
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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI
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Receiving a Social Security Disability Award Letter
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits?
How do you find out if a Social Security disability claim has been approved or even denied?
Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
How much does Social Security Disability or SSI pay?
How does the Social Security Disability Review work?
What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?
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