How to appeal if your disability insurance application is rejected
How to appeal if your disability insurance application is rejected

How to appeal if your disability insurance application is rejected

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If you have applied Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) and has been refused, you have the right to appeal the decision if you feel you have been wrongfully rejected.

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You will be able to continue the appeal process online, but before you get started, you need to gather some information. This includes your name, CPR number, address and telephone number as well as the date of the refusal decision. You must also collect your representative’s name, address and telephone number.

It is important that you also gather essential information about your medical condition. This will include the name, address and phone number of a friend or relative who knows about your medical condition. They can be contacted to add support to your case regarding disability insurance benefits. If there have been changes in your medical condition or new medical conditions, this should be included and detailed.

All contact information for each of your doctors will also be required to include as part of your appeal. In this information, you must indicate the type of treatments you have received and the tests you have performed since you last provided SSA with medical documentation during your first application trial.

Be sure to include all medications, including over-the-counter medications you are currently taking, and the reasons why you are taking them. In addition, it will be important to include a description of any change in your daily activities, work and education since you have applied for disability insurance.

The Social Security Administration states that you are only required to submit new or updated medical information since your last filing, unless otherwise stated. Once you have collected this information and has started the appeal process onlineyou will be provided with a special cover sheet and instructions on how to send any additional documents by mail if necessary.

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Once you have reviewed the online notifications to complete your appeal process, you will be able to see updates and messages from SSA through your mySocialSecurity account. You will also be able to check the status of your appeal, as well as perform a number of other social security related functions via the online account.

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