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Denials & Appeals

Social Security Disability Appeals Attorneys Work Hard to Get You the SSD Benefits You Need

Typically, potential clients contact our Social Security Disability Attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. after an initial Social Security Disability claim has been denied. We welcome the challenge of appealing denials received by deserving claimants. It is important to enlist our assistance in time to file an appeal within the time limit of 60 days after receipt of a denial letter.

When we agree to work on your case, a Social Security Disability lawyer will begin the process of documenting your case and presenting a clear appeal. If your reconsideration appeal is denied, we will file a request for a hearing within 60 days. During the months (usually about a year) before the hearing, we verify, gather, and update your medical records.

If you prevail, you may receive notice from the Social Security Administration of a favorable decision as well as a retroactive lump sum payment dating back to the date of your original application, or your initial disability.

Who Qualifies for SSD Benefits?

When you are no longer able to work at your old job or any other job in the workplace—whether from a fall, an auto accident, a job injury, a disabling illness, or some other physical or mental condition—you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

SSD benefits are available to all workers who have worked at least 5 out of the last 10 years. If you have not worked in 5 of the past 10 years or if you have never worked, you may still qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The benefits to which you are entitled will vary depending on how much you have worked and how much you have earned in the past. Benefits may be reduced by the amount of other income you can receive (for example, workers' compensation benefits to which you are entitled).

What if I applied for Social Security Benefits and have been denied?

When you have applied for these benefits and been denied, or need to make an initial application, we can help. We understand that the denial of these benefits puts a tremendous financial burden on anyone who has been seriously injured and can no longer work. The process of appealing a denied Social Security claim can be overwhelming for the average person. Dealing with the rules, regulations, and seemingly endless red tape required by the Social Security Administration can frustrate anyone. The confounding bureaucracy may result in long delays in receiving the benefits due to you for the many years you worked and contributed to the system.

To appeal your denied SSD claim, contact our Tampa Social Security Disability attorneys today. Call 877-728-9653 or contact us online for a free consultation


Meet Martin Jones,
Lead Attorney for the firm’s
Social Security Disability Practice