Responding To Social Security Disability Claim Denial

Denial of Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be immensely frustrating. However, it is a common obstacle that many people who need SSD benefits face. You may still pursue your claim successfully — under the right circumstances.

The legal team at McCormick & Vilushis LLC can be your advocates during the SSD claim process. We can also help you appeal a denied claim in pursuit of the financial support that you and your family need.

Common Reasons For SSD Claim Rejection

When appealing a denied claim, it is important to understand what led the examiner to be skeptical of your needs. With this knowledge, we can search for specific ways to support your claim.

In many cases, examiners deny SSD claims because:

  • The claimant lacks a medical diagnosis of their disability
  • The claimant may still be able to work enough to earn a reasonable income
  • The disability is temporary and may likely disappear within a year of injury or diagnosis
  • There is an issue with the claimant's eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance

Although you can appeal the examiner's decision, you must respond within 60 days of receiving notice of the denial. The brief time frame requires you to act quickly if you believe you deserve a second chance. Our skilled attorneys are available to review your case and take prompt steps to protect your interests.

Seek An Appeal With Strong Legal Support

With over 30 years of collective experience in Pennsylvania SSD claim process, our compassionate lawyers understand how the Social Security Disability system works — and how it can fail the people who need benefits.

Allow us to give your medical and financial needs the attention you deserve. Call us at 814-455-5362 or contact our Erie law firm online for a free consultation following your SSD claim denial.