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Ohio Social Security Disability Lawyers For Denied SSD Claims

Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration denies most of the applications for disability benefits, especially on the first try. Robert J. Dodd Jr., Co., L.P.A., was founded in 1981 to help clients throughout Ohio get disability benefits that they are entitled to under the law. Our is now under the direction of Social Security Disability attorney Maureen Dodd, who has more than 25 years of experience fighting for the rights of disability applicants. If your claim for disability benefits was denied, our legal team can assess your case and help you take the next steps toward getting the benefits you need.

For a free consultation, please call us at 740-693-1208 or send us an email. Our SSD lawyers have offices in New Lexington, Zanesville, Marietta and The Plains, and we represent SSDI applicants throughout Ohio.

Why Are Social Security Disability Claims Denied?

There are a lot of reasons that your application for Social Security Disability benefits may have been denied. Some of the most common reasons claims are declined include:

  • There was a lack of documentation and medical evidence to support and prove your disability.
  • You make or have too much money.
  • Your disability does not meet the strict definition under disability requirements and qualifications.
  • You haven’t been in the workforce long enough or you have been away from the workforce too long.
  • You failed to respond to requests for additional information when the Social Security Administration asked for it.
  • You failed to follow the treatment recommendations of medical professionals.
  • Although you are incapable of performing your former position(s) of employment, there is other work you are capable of performing in the national economy.

Fortunately, receiving an initial denial of your Social Security Disability application does not mean that your application will not ultimately be approved. You may still be able to obtain Social Security Disability benefits even through your initial claim was denied and most applications are not granted after the initial determination.

What To Do If Your Claim For Disability Benefits Was Denied

If the SSA rejects your claim, they will outline the reasons for their denial in a letter. The first option for recourse is to request that the SSA reconsider their decision, at which time, they will review your entire file. If your request for reconsideration is also denied, you may then file an appeal and ask for a hearing and have your case reviewed by an administrative law judge. At your hearing, you can present evidence to support your disability and testify to support your case. Filing additional medical documentation to support your disability claim is helpful. Getting a Social Security Disability benefits lawyer to submit your application for benefits or prepare and file your appeal can significantly help the success of your application.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

There are strict filing deadlines that apply when requesting a reconsideration or filing an appeal for your Social Security Disability benefits. Don’t wait. Call us at 740-693-1208 or send us an email to schedule your free consultation. Our Ohio Social Security Disability lawyers represent clients throughout Perry, Muskingum, Washington and Athens counties and beyond.