The Social Security Administration gives disability claimants the option to appeal a decision if they believe that the decision is unfair. If you had a benefits claim denied, you may go ahead and request a hearing by the Social Security Administration. You can ask for a hearing in one of these ways:
- You can apply online by logging onto the Social Security Administration website, and filling in the requested information. When filing online, you will have to provide any new information about your medical condition and eligibility for disability benefits that was missing from the earlier claim.
- You can appeal the decision by sending in a Form HA-501. You can either send the form to your local Social Security office or bring it into the office in person. This also allows you to provide new information about your medical condition, including the results of a doctor test, or diagnostic tests, doctor reports, and other information that allows you to clearly define why you believe that the Social Security claims denial isn’t right and that you do in fact qualify for benefits.
If you intend to appeal your denied claim, it’s important to get working as quickly as possible. There are time limits that apply to the filing of an appeal, and if you miss that time limit, you may lose your ability to appeal your decision.
For assistance appealing a Social Security disability benefits claim denial, speak with Houston Social Security disability benefits lawyer M. Stanley Whitehead at 713-993-7311.