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Can someone appealing a SSDI benefits denial seek help?

When it comes to financial matters, some people have a more difficult time making ends meet, than other people do. This could be due to, in large part, a person's inability to hold a job or to secure a job. The majority of the workforce does not have to worry about an injury or an illness having an affect on their living wage. However, for some Chattanooga residents, this is a huge issue that affects every part of their life.

For these people, government programs have been established to supplement income that an injured or ill person couldn't otherwise seek themselves. This is called social security disability income or SSDI benefits. Those seeking SSDI benefits are not always granted access to the benefit immediately in what is called a denial of benefits. There are many reasons that benefits may be denied, but it isn't the end of the road for the ill or injured worker.

If you or a loved one has been denied SSDI benefits, you can seek the help of others if you choose to appeal the decision. The appeals process to seeking SSDI benefits has many steps that need to be addressed appropriately if one is to be granted SSDI benefits. The four step appeal process includes reconsideration, hearing by an administrative law judge, review by the Appeals Council and finally, Federal Court review. If this is sounding complicated, it may be in the person's best interest to seek the help of someone who knows more about the SSDI benefits appeal process.

One step in the appeals process is proving that the would-be recipient of SSDI benefits meets the medical requirements to be eligible to receive supplementary income. While a person's injury or illness can be no-doubt debilitating, the injury or illness needs to be represented or proven a certain way, according to the process. The federal government approves or denies all claims related to SSD. One must meet their requirements in order to be approved.

Source:, "The Appeals Process," Accessed March 13, 2017

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