If you've been denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments, don't be disheartened. Sometimes even the most clearly disabled are denied the first two or even three times.
That was certainly the case with our client, Tony (click here to read his full story).
Tony went from working in a job he loved, to being so disabled after a car accident that he can't eat, sleep, or even go outside on a sunny day. He vomits almost daily and his headaches are so severe they sometimes cause him to cry. Within a year he dropped from 155 to 123 lbs. - and he's 6'2".
Even though he's disabled by almost anyone's definition, the Social Security Disability administration denied him benefits. Twice. But he didn't give up and neither did we. It took some relentless work, but eventually we won him disability benefits1 - including back-due benefits - and he became immediately eligible for Medicare.
Don't Give Up After Being Denied Benefits
The moral of this story is that it's not unusual to be denied benefits the first or even the second time you apply. According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, 67% of Social Security Disability applicants applying for benefits are denied the first time around, and 88% are denied the second time.
Sometimes All You Need Is Experienced Legal Help
A good Social Security Disability lawyer who is familiar with the system may be able to help you through the complicated and cumbersome process and may even potentially speed up your claim.
Think you can't afford to hire an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer? Think again.
Many, like our firm, work on contingency, which means you don't pay us one penny in attorney's fees unless we get you your benefits. Don't give up because you are frustrated or because you think you cannot afford legal help.
Get a FREE Case Evaluation from our NC Social Security Disability Attorneys
If you are disabled, ask one of our Social Security Disability lawyers if they think they can help before you wade through the disability process alone.
One of our Social Security Disability attorneys is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. Out of the 28,000 licensed North Carolina lawyers, only 51 can make that claim2. That same attorney also happens to be vice chair of the N.C. State Bar's Social Security Disability Law Specialty Committee.
Yet all of our Social Security Disability lawyers and paralegals know their way around the system and its processes. It's what they do. And helping those in need is their passion. If you've been denied once, twice, or even three times, don't give up. Contact us instead. Better yet, contact us before you apply. We are here to fight for the benefits you may rightly deserve. Call 1-866-900-7078 for a free evaluation of your situation.
1Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
2Figures provided by NC State Bar December 31, 2015