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Appealing a denial of Social Security Disability in South Carolina



 
If you receive a notice of denial on your claim for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, you should, nine times out of ten, consider appealing the denial.

And here's why: if you receive a denial on the initial claim in South Carolina (the application for disability) and choose to start over again with a new application, you will, mostly likely, receive another denial.

If, on the other hand, you start appealing, then you can eventually get your case in front of an administrative law judge at a disability hearing office where you have, statistically, about a one out of two chance of winning (individuals who are represented at a hearing have even a better chance of being awarded benefits).

Appealing a denial of Social Security Disability benefits is almost always the wiser and more practical choice. The downside to appealing a denial, of course, is that appealing can take quite a long time. The first step in appealing a denial is the request for reconsideration and close to nine out of ten recons are turned down by the social security administration. However, the next step in appealing is the disability hearing. And, as we said, the odds improve substantially at that point.

If you are appealing your denial and have a hearing date scheduled, you are advised to find representation. Statistically, there is a significant difference in "win rates" between those who are represented at a hearing and those who do not have representation.

Is there ever a time when appealing a disability denial is not a good idea? Yes, and the next post will discuss this scenario.

Resources:

1. Can you still Appeal if the Judge denies your Disability Claim?
2. Winning a Social Security Disability Appeal or SSI Appeal
3. How to Appeal a disability claim denial from Social Security
4. How Many Times Will Social Security Disability Deny You?
5. What if you get denied for Social Security Disability three times?









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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.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.