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Don’t give up hope if your initial application gets denied

On Behalf of | May 26, 2022 | Social Security Disability

When you file for disability benefits, you are trusting that you will receive financial support that can help you maintain a good quality of life. If you receive a denial of your initial application, however, things may start to seem hopeless.

Michigan disability law provides options for building your case after an application denial. When you understand the cause of rejection and what you can do next, you will see that it is not yet time to give up hope.

Understand the reasons for claim rejection

There are two particularly common reasons for disability claim denial. The first is your income, which may exceed the “substantial gainful activity” limit. Another common cause could be that the organization deems your disability to not be severe enough for benefits eligibility.

Prepare to fight back

You have the option to appeal the decision of rejecting your disability benefits application. The appeals process can be long and complex, but it is important to pursue the compensation you deserve. Be sure that all your forms and records are complete and free of any errors. Going forward with the proper education and guidance will give you the best shot at seizing a better result the second time around.

Many people do not expect to be in a position where they must apply for disability benefits. When the time comes to make a claim, you might not have the necessary preparations in place. If your initial application meets with denial, it only means that you have to keep hope and build a stronger case when advocating for your rights.

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