DENIED. Now What?

In the first sentence of the denial letter, it will say something like: "Based on the eivdence you provided, you are not disabled under our rules." Then it will list the medical records received. Five long pages later, it tells you what to do if you believe the decision is wrong. (And, Duh, of course you do or you wouldn't have filed it in the first place.)

Always Appeal!

Go online www.ssa.gov and click "appeal our recent medical decision" and follow the prompts. Or, get someone to help you. If you were denied, chances are it's not You that's the problem. More likely, it is the way the rules were applied in your case.

You have 60 days to appeal. BUT if you are outside the 60 days and have good reasons for being late, they will probably accept it anyway. They have forms in the local offices for you to explain yourself. But all qualified practitioners in this field should have forms to help you as well.

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