How To File a Disability Appeal

You can file a Disability Appeal online or in person at your local Social Security Administration office.

The majority of people who file a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are often disappointed when their claim is denied. The fact is that the majority of SSDI and SSI claims are denied. If your claim is denied, you are usually given 60 days to appeal. You can file a Disability Appeal online or in person at your local Social Security Administration office.

There are 2 forms that you must complete in order to file an appeal.

The first form is the appeal request which will prompt you for information about your jobs, where you live, and the conditions that cause you to be disabled and unable to work. The second form is the appeal disability report which is where you will provide detailed information about your condition and history of treatments.

There are a few reasons why you might choose to file your appeal online.

First of all, it is very convenient. You do not have to drive to the Social Security Office and you don’t have to wait in line. Also, if your deadline is about to expire, you can quickly get online and file your appeal. This might save you from having to restart the entire application process over from the beginning.

If you are unsure about the appeal process, you might want to file your appeal in person.

Filing in person will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the appeal process. Asking questions will make you better informed of the criteria that the Social Security Administration needs to make a decision on your case.

The Social Security Administration prefers that you file online.

The main reason for this is due to the fact that the Social Security Administration is under staffed. It takes a lot less resources to handle online appeals compared to dealing with all the claimants face to face.

The important thing is to not get discouraged if your Disability Application is denied. You can still win your case either in the appeal process or at a judicial hearing. If you have any questions, you should contact an experienced disability attorney.