Denied Social Security Lawyer Tampa, Florida
In a perfect world, every person would be able to be financially stable and get all the help they need to manage problems that arise in life. This is not a perfect world however and sometimes applications for the programs that can help the most are rejected. The Social Security system in America is notorious for this, since funding is somewhat limited and therefore some applications need to be rejected. This certainly doesn’t make life easier for people who already are having difficulty dealing with a disability, but thankfully the denial can be appealed and the assistance won.
There are a few reasons why a social security application may be denied. One of the most common is that the applicant makes too much money. While the individual may not think so, Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is need-based and has different scales for financial need. If the applicant does not match this scale, then the application may be rejected. Another common reason is that the disability doesn’t meet the requirements for longevity or severity. The stipulations for this are laid out in the program’s guidelines are if they do not match, the application is rejected. There are other reasons for rejection of course, ranging from a criminal history to a failure to submit proper documentation.
For any reason an application is rejected, the hopeful applicant can still appeal to have it overturned. During the appeal process, another board from the Social Security Administration and another judge will hear the case and determine need based on the evidence presented. At this stage, it is vital to have a skilled attorney who is able to go through the rejected application with the individual and help compensate for the rejection reason. If not enough documentation was provided, it can be found, for instance.
Although it may seem like a tedious process, and it is to a large degree, you are not alone in fighting for your SSI benefits. The expert team at the Franco Law Firm has years of experience with helping people all over the Tampa Bay area win the benefits they need with minimal headache and trouble. To learn more about how we can help you win your denied social security benefit case, please call us at (813) 872-0929 and a skilled attorney will sit down with you for a free consultation.