You only pay if you win.
Our Social Security Disability denial lawyers only get paid if your appeal is successful. Our fee is a percentage of your back pay and case expenses. If your appeal is not successful, you don’t owe our Social Security Disability denials lawyers a penny.
We’ve helped thousands.
The Social Security Disability denial lawyers at Woods & Woods have represented thousands of disabled clients. We know this is a tough time in your life and we are here to help. Let us help you get the SSD benefits your family deserves.
We offer free consultations.
Give us a call and find out at no cost if you should appeal your claim. Our Social Security Disability denial lawyers can help you determine what is your best legal action. We can discuss your claim and help you understand your legal options right now.
Our lawyers are experienced.
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has fought for injured and disabled people. Our law firm was built on the success and trust of previous clients. The Social Security Disability denial lawyers at Woods & Woods can help disabled people nationwide.
FAQ: Social Security Disability Denial Lawyers
Do I need to move fast after a Social Security Disability denial? Yes! Our Social Security Disability denial lawyers need to first talk to clients within 60 days of a denial. We recommend you contact us well before your appeal period has ended so we can make sure your appeal is filed.
Will I get Social Security Disability back pay if I win? Yes. If your appeal is successful, you should receive some Social Security Disability back pay. The amount of back pay you receive depends upon your Social Security Disability pay rate and how long your appeal took.
Can I receive benefits for time before I applied for Social Security Disability? Yes. Some applicants can receive Social Security Disability benefits for up to 12 months before their application is filed. You must have had your disabilities during that time and you must meet other requirements.
What is the difference between SSDI and SSI benefits? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or SSD) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) are two different disability programs ran by the Social Security Administration. SSD is a benefit for disabled people who have earned enough work credits in the last ten years of employment. SSI is a disability program for low-income individuals who do not have enough work credits for SSD.
Who determines if my Social Security claim is approved? Your application will first be decided at your local Disability Determination Services Office. A disability examiner and a doctor will evaluate your claim. If you are then denied, you can ask for a request for consideration. Your Social Security Disability claim will then go through the previous process again but by different examiners and doctors. If you receive a second denial, your Social Security Disability claim will go before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
Can veterans receive both SSD and VA Disability? Yes. Many veterans are getting both Social Security and Veterans Disability benefits. But remember, SSD and VA Disability benefits are from different government agencies and they have very different rules and regulations. You may be approved for one benefit and denied the other benefit with the same medical evidence. Some veterans that can’t work might be eligible for both Individual Unemployability and Social Security Disability benefits.
About Social Security Disability Denials
Did you know that it’s common to have your Social Security Disability claim denied? For one nine-year period, the Social Security Administration only approved 45% of applicants. But don’t worry, a Social Security Disability denial is not the end of your claim.
Your Social Security Disability denial lawyers won’t just fight the SSA for you, they’ll walk you through the entire process. Your Social Security Disability denial lawyers will take over your appeal and do everything within their capability to win your claim. Your Social Security Disability denial lawyers know what evidence it takes to win a claim. They also know all the little rules and regulations that can help your claim.
You don’t have to fight the SSA alone if you hire our Social Security Disability denial lawyers. You’ll get a law firm that has successfully represented thousands of disabled people. The Social Security Disability appeal process is complicated and you may not know how to even start the process – our Social Security Disability denial lawyers are here to help. Click here to get a free legal consultation.
Conditions Commonly Denied for Social Security Disability Benefits
- Cardiovascular System Impairments: Chronic Heart Failure, Ischemic Heart Disease, Recurrent
Arrhythmias, Symptomatic Congenital Heart Disease, Heart Transplant, Aneurysm of Aorta or Major Branches, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Digestive System Disorders: Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging, Chronic Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), Weight Loss From Digestive Disorder, Liver Transplant
- Malignant Neoplastic Diseases: Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Lymphoma, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, Malignant Melanoma
- Mental Disorders: Neurocognitive Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders, Depressive Bipolar and Related Disorders, Intellectual Disorders, Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders, Personality and Impulse-Control Disorders, Autism, Neurodevelopment Disorders, Eating Disorders, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Disorders: Major Dysfunction of a Joint(s), Reconstructive Surgery or Surgical Arthrodesis of a Major Weight-Bearing Joint, Spinal Disorders, Amputation, Fracture of the Femur, Fracture of the Tibia, Fracture of the Pelvis, Fracture of an Upper Extremity, Soft Tissue Injury
- Neurological Impairments: Epilepsy, Vascular Insult to the Brain, Benign Brain Tumors, Parkinsonian Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Post-Polio Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Muscular Dystrophy, Peripheral Neuropathy, Neurodegenerative Disorders of the Central Nervous System, Huntington’s Disease, Friedreich’s Ataxia, Spinocerebellar Degeneration, Traumatic Brain Injury, Coma or Persistent Vegetative State, Motor Neuron Disorders Other Than ALS
- Respiratory System Disorders: Chronic Respiratory Disorders, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Transplant, Respiratory Failure
- Click here to see the SSA’s website on conditions.
Steps Our Social Security Disability Denial Lawyers Will Take
- Free Legal Consultation: Our Social Security Disability denial lawyers will first begin the process by taking some basic information. You can ask questions and we’ll answer them at no cost during this phase. You can learn about your legal rights as a person with disabilities.
- Find You The Right Lawyer: We’ll examine your information and match you up with the Social Security Disability denial lawyer we think is most suited to handle your appeal.
- Determination If We Can Help: Your Social Security Disability denial lawyer is going to review your claim and get some more information. At this point, a determination is made by your Social Security Disability denial lawyer on whether or not they can help.
- Start Your Appeal: If your Social Security Disability denial lawyers think you were wrongly denied SSD benefits, it’s time to start your appeal. Once you hire your Social Security Disability denial lawyers, the process starts moving fast. Your Social Security Disability denial lawyers will take over your claim and fight the SSA for you.
Get Help From Our Social Security Disability Denial Lawyers
- There’s never a fee to get a Social Security Disability legal consultation. Click here to reach out.
- If you hire our Social Security Disability denial lawyers, you only pay if you win.
- When you call Woods & Woods, you’ll get an experienced Social Security Disability (SSD) lawyer.
- Your Social Security Disability denial lawyer will never ask for money upfront.
- Since 1985, Woods & Woods has been dedicated to representing injured and disabled people.