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A Social Security Disability lawyer in Titusville from Bogin, Munns & Munns can help you seek benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if your initial application was denied. We can review your initial application, explain what evidence could support your case, and navigate the appeals process. 

You can learn more about what we can do for you during your free case review. 

How Can a Disability Lawyer From Our Firm in Titusville Help You?

If you have received a denial, our team is here to serve you. We understand that applying for benefits and appealing can be frustrating–especially when you do not know what information could support your case. 

We can help you by: 

Helping You Navigate a New Claim or Appeal

Depending on the details of your initial claim, we may recommend that we submit a new claim. Alternatively, we may advise proceeding to the reconsideration and appeal stage of the process.  

Explaining What Evidence Could Bolster Your Application

To qualify for benefits, the SSA wants you to prove that you cannot work due to a disability. Your disability must either last for a year or result in your passing, per the SSA. Your medical records, imaging scans, and statements from your doctor could prove that you cannot maintain substantial gainful employment. 

We can help you gather any additional supporting evidence you will need to appeal or submit a new claim.

Determining What Program Suits Your Situation

We know that you want your benefits as soon as possible. However, applying for a program only to learn that it’s not the right one for your situation can be frustrating—and it may be the reason your application was denied. 

We can look at your assets, condition, and overall situation to determine whether SSDI or SSI is right for you. In some cases, you could qualify for both, according to the SSA. We can then advise that you submit a new claim or appeal. 

Reviewing Your Paperwork for Completion and Accuracy

Even the smallest mistake can derail your claim—and you may already know this first-hand if your claim was denied. At this stage, we can review all paperwork you need to begin the appeals process. 

To consult with an experienced social security disability lawyer serving Titusville, call 321.567.5470

An Overview of the Programs You May Qualify For

There are two programs offered by the SSA. They include: 

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

You may qualify for this program if you have worked long enough to “pay into” the Social Security System. If you have worked long enough to pay a minimum amount in taxes based on the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), you could be eligible for SSDI. 

SSDI is also known as a work-credit-based system. Per the SSA, how many work credits you need to qualify will depend on your age. For instance, if you are 27 years old, you would need 12 credits to apply for this program. 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

For people who have not paid a sufficient amount into the Social Security system, to qualify for eligibility, there is the option of SSI. In this case, a person’s income status and other resources available to them will be reviewed by the government to determine if the person is qualified to receive SSI benefits.

So, for example, suppose that you are married and the both of you have more than $3,000 in “countable assets.” In this situation, you would not qualify for benefits because the SSA would say that you make too much money. 

Certain things don’t count as countable assets, including your personal effects, car, and house. Other things, like cash, life insurance, land, and stocks, do count toward this limit, according to the SSA.  

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Commonly Asked Questions About the Application Process

Our team of Social Security disability lawyers in Titusville has been serving claimants for decades. During that time, people often come to us with similar questions. Below, here are two of the most commonly asked questions we get from people interested in partnering with us: 

What Can You Do if Your Claim for Benefits Is Denied?

The most important thing is not to get discouraged. It is very common to get denied the first time applying for Social Security disability benefits. If an attorney has not already been obtained for the initial application process, it is strongly recommended that one at least be consulted at this point. An attorney will assist the applicant in filing a “Request for Reconsideration.” This request must be filed within 60 days of the original denial letter.

Not filing within that time period will likely result in the applicant having to start over from the beginning and could result in lost time and effort.

Because time is a factor, it is important to request reconsideration right away. The second most important thing is to still not get discouraged if you are denied a second time.

Less than one-third of people who are denied disability the first time apply for reconsideration. Roughly one-fourth of the people who apply a second time are actually approved. It is not uncommon for applicants to have to continue the appeals process to the 8th Circuit Appellate Courts or Federal Court. While going through appeals, applicants should still remain in contact with their doctors and follow medical instructions so as not to damage their case.

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If you have any questions about getting Social Security Disability benefits and appealing a denial, reach out to our team in Titusville. We are ready to address your concerns and manage everything involved with your appeal. To connect with our team, call us today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The most important thing is not to get discouraged.

It is very common to get denied the first time applying for Social Security disability benefits.

If an attorney has not already been obtained for the initial application process, it is strongly recommended that one at least be consulted at this point.

An attorney will assist the applicant in filing a “Request for Reconsideration.” This request must be filed within 60 days date of the original denial letter.

Not filing within that time period will likely result in the applicant having to start over from the beginning, and could result in lost benefits (not to mention lost time and effort).

Because time is a factor, it is important to request reconsideration right away.
The second most important thing is to still not get discouraged if you are denied a second time.

Less than one-third of people who are denied disability the first time apply for reconsideration. Roughly one-fourth of the people who apply a second time are actually approved.

It is not uncommon for applicants to have to continue the appeals process to the 8th Circuit Appellate Courts or Federal Court. While going through appeals, applicants should still remain in contact with their doctors and follow medical instructions as not to damage their case.

Both types of benefits are for people who suffer from a disability and are no longer able to work. The difference is determined by whether a person has worked long enough to pay into the Social Security system in order to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (known as DIB for short). If the person has worked long enough to pay a minimum amount in taxes based on the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), they will be eligible to qualify for DIB. An important note here is that even if a person qualifies for eligibility, their claim may still be denied by the government. For people who have not paid the sufficient amount into the Social Security system for them to qualify for eligibility, there is the option of Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In this case, a persons income status and other resources available to them will be reviewed by the government to determine if the person is qualified to receive SSI benefits.

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