After applying for a SSD, or SSDI, in the State of Florida for a disability, there is a very high chance you may be denied funding. Nationally, about 65 percent of people who apply for SSD funding are denied, and Florida has a higher denial rate than the national average. Only 26.8 percent of Floridian claimants are approved the first time. If this is the case, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will send back a statement about why the disability claim was denied. If the report does not include the technical rational, you may ask for it. This will spell out exactly why you may not be funded for your medical claim. For example, the Administration may suggest that there are jobs, other than your prior work, that you can still perform. Or, they may point out why they think you do, in fact, have the capacity to perform your previous job.
Even if this is the case, it does not mean that you are not unable to work due to your disability. You may be reconsidered, however, be aware that there is an even higher national rate of denial for reconsiderations. Less than nine percent of Floridians are successful when reapplying for SSD. Usually, there is still not enough medical evidence to prove your case in this complex and unforgiving system. But, do not be discouraged—contact an experienced Florida SSD attorney who will quickly appeal on your behalf. and the SSA will schedule a hearing in front of an administrative law judge. This is a critical part for SSD claimants. The appeals process is the best chance for denied applicants to win a case, however, it is very complex and requires skill and extensive knowledge of how the appeals process works. Nationally, about 50 percent of denied applicants are approved after their hearing, 48 percent for Floridians.
Although disheartening, this is not entirely bad news for Bradenton and Sarasota area residents. By having a specialized workers’ compensation attorney from Carlson, Meissner, Hart and Hayslett, P.A. by your side, your denial process is smooth and successful. Our Florida SSD lawyers have more than 125 years of combined experience fighting for SSD/SSI clients in Bradenton, Sarasota and throughout Tampa Bay. With an above-average Social Security Disability denial rating, Florida residents need strong legal advocates to fight for rightful compensation.
Our Florida Social Security attorneys know the four parts to the appeal process well. We carefully walk you through the reconsideration, administrative law judge hearing, appeals council and federal court lawsuit processes and aggressively fight for you along the way. Contact our Social Security disability attorneys today for a free consultation at (941) 202-4600 or contact us online today.