Helping You Appeal A Benefits Denial
When you are relying on Social Security benefits to offset your lost wages, it can be devastating to learn that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has denied your application. Please understand that claim denials are common, and they can be appealed.
Turn to our team at Garner & Arnic, LLP, if your application has been denied. For over 20 years, our attorneys have been helping disabled Texas workers apply for benefits and appeal unfavorable decisions. Our principal lawyer, Kenna Garner, has an insider’s perspective on these processes, having served as a decision-maker with the SSA. We will use this insight to help you build a strong claim for benefits and navigate the appeals process.
Contact us today to arrange your free consultation with us in Dallas or Houston.
Time Is Critical When Filing An Appeal
When you receive a denial, you have only 60 days from the day you receive your notification until you file in most circumstances. To learn more about the exceptions allowed, please read our FAQ page.
If you miss this deadline, you will need to begin the application process all over again.
Why Claims Are Denied And How We Can Help
The SSA will include its reason for denying your application in your letter. Applications are often denied due to:
- Not providing adequate medical documentation for your claim
- Having a record of previous denials
- Not following your doctor’s orders for treating your condition
- Ignoring SSA requests for more information
When you meet with our team, we act swiftly to find a resolution. It is important that you bring a copy of your application and your denial letter with you so that we can determine the best course of action to take.
As your advocate, we will pursue all options for appeal, which include:
- Filing your appeal electronically to request a reconsideration of benefits
- Representing you in a hearing if your appeal is denied
- Requesting a review by the appeals council
- Filing a lawsuit to challenge the appeals council’s decision
You can depend on us to keep you apprised of your claim’s progress throughout the process. We will speak with you honestly about possible outcomes so that you can make informed decisions about your next steps.