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Appeal to Social Security Appeals Council

Discussion in 'Education and Employment' started by Andrew206, Jun 11, 2021 at 11:44 AM.

  1. Andrew206

    Andrew206 Well-Known Member

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    I appealed my Social Security denial to the Appeals Council and they recently sent me a 25-day letter, which gives me 25 days to send additional information and arguments to them. I hope something good comes out of this.
     
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  2. ForestGumpett

    ForestGumpett Active Member

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    So you found a lawyer to take your case right?
     
  3. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member

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    No SS lawyer to plead your case equals no chance of winning. No differently than personally haggling with the IRS. They'll just shut you down without an attorney.

    Tragic, but it's that simple.
     
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  4. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member

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    Then you're the exception. I've never met anyone who went at it alone the first time who didn't succeed without a lawyer the second time...
     
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  5. ForestGumpett

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    The only time I’ve ever seen a SSD go through without a lawyer was with an emergency order from a doctor. If you are up and walking around, or are even able to sit up then they will try to prove you can work. I’ve never seen anything like it, that woman that was asking me questions in front of the judge was right out mean. It took me two years even with a lawyer. They did give me a back pay which helped with credit cards I had been living on, could pay them off.
     
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  6. Andrew206

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    No.
     
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  7. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member

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    Many who apply for SS prematurely have a dire and legitimate need for it now. - Not later.

    Later they could be homeless or dead. The process should not inherently work like this, but it does. :oops:
     
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    When I applied for Soc Sec Disability, I had an incredibly well put together application, with about 11 diagnoses which together demonstrated how disabled I was; also, I gave full and complete information for every doctor and clinic in the prior ten years. No stone was left unturned. And I got it on the first try, no lawyers involved.
     
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