If you are applying for disability benefits through your employer’s plan, you may also be required to apply for benefits through Social Security. Those who have a qualifying disability are legally entitled to benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Unfortunately, many valid Social Security disability claims are denied after the first round of the review. In fact, according to publically available data published by the SSA, less than 29 percent of initial disability claims are successful. However, after the completion of the full extent appeals process, around 44 percent of claims are eventually accepted. In other words, more than one third of valid disability applications are incorrectly denied by the SSA. If your claim has been denied, please do not give up. Instead, get in contact with an experienced Chicago Social Security disability claims lawyer can help you seek of the disability benefits that you rightfully deserve.
You should have received a letter from the SSA detailing the exact reasons why your claim was denied. Claimants should always take the time to review and understand this letter, they they should get the letter into the hands of an a qualified attorney. Social Security disability applications can be denied for a wide array of reasons, including:
At Michael Bartolic, LLC, we have extensive experience helping people throughout Illinois obtain their Social Security disability benefits. To learn more about what we can do to help you, please do not hesitate to set up your free case evaluation today by calling us at (312) 635-1600. We represent clients throughout Chicago and the surrounding communities, including in Aurora and Joliet.