My initial claim for Social Security disability benefits was denied- what can I do?

If your initial claim for Social Security disability benefits was denied – you can appeal.
When you are denied Social Security disability benefits, you are afforded the right to appeal the decision. You should appeal and not file a new application where you are putting yourself at the back of the line. By requesting reconsideration, you are putting yourself one step closer to hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. Your chances of winning are higher before a judge than during the first two stages of review, initial and reconsideration.

You MUST not wait to file your appeal.
You have only 60 days from the date the Social Security Administration makes its original decision denying your claim to appeal for a Reconsideration. Failure to do so could bar your right to appeal and force you to file a new claim for benefits.

If your application was wrongly denied, know that you’re not alone. As many as two-thirds of applications are initially denied. Don’t lose faith; we can help. Our team at Chad Brown Law is dedicated to helping people in North and South Carolina and their families obtain the benefits they need through Social Security. Call us today at (336) 962-5373 and let us help you appeal your claim and get the benefits you deserve.

Our firm focuses on three practice areas: Disability, Personal Injury, and Eminent Domain. Every practice area has attorneys who have expertise in their respective area of practice. 

Chad Brown is a North Carolina Board Certified Social Security disability law specialist. Mr. Brown helps Social Security disability claimants at all stages of the disability process. He also works with people that have Long Term Disability denials and with people that are injured by drugs and defective medical products.

Your Questions Answered

Do I need to tell SSA everything I did in my prior jobs?

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What happens if I cannot afford medical treatment?

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