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How The Reconsideration Stage Works When Filing For SSDI Benefits

After your SSDI claim has been denied, you should not give up hope. It's possible to have your SSDI claim approved again in the future. However, you will need to file a request for reconsideration. After filing this request, your SSDI benefits might be approved. However, there are other steps you can take if this is not the case.

Why You Must File for Reconsideration Right Now

You will only have a limited period of time to submit a request for reconsideration. Otherwise, your claim will be denied. This will not help you because filing a claim for a second time will only start the process over and you will probably be denied a second time.

How to File a Request for Reconsideration

To request reconsideration, you have the option to either do so on the SSA website or to fill out a form to send to the SSA. When you are filing a request for reconsideration, you will need to make sure that you have adequate documentation. Detailed medical records will allow you to show the severity of your condition to the Disability Determination Services so they can determine whether you met their criteria.

Increase Your Odds of Being Approved

You might have been denied because the SSA simply does not have enough information to approve your claim. If a Social Security disability attorney examines your claim and does not think that your injuries are serious enough or thinks that you are not honest about the extent of your injuries, they are more likely to deny your claim. However, if you provide substantial evidence that you are actually injured through medical documentation, your claim is much more likely to be approved on reconsideration.

You will be approved based on the same criteria that you would be approved on when you filed your claim initially. However, there will be a different individual reviewing your claim. As a result, if the original reviewer made a mistake, it's unlikely that the second reviewer will make the same mistake and your claim might be approved.

Reconsideration Is Only the Second Step

Filing for reconsideration is the second step you can take with your SSDI claim. If your claim is denied, you will still have other steps you can take. Therefore, you shouldn't give up and you should continue to work with your Social Security disability attorney until you receive the benefits you are entitled to.