If you are denied Social Security benefits, it isn’t the end of the line. The Social Security application process has several built-in levels of appeal, any of which can overturn the initial decision and give you the benefits to which you are entitled.
If your initial application is denied, the appropriate form to file is a Request for Reconsideration. This form basically asks the Social Security Administration to take another look at your file. This stage is fairly quick in comparison to the Request for Hearing, and you should expect a response within two to three months. It is important to respond to all questionnaires and/or requests for information as soon as possible. If a response is not provided, the examiner may arbitrarily deny the reconsideration. It is imperative to file the Request for Reconsideration within 60 days of the date printed on the denial.
If you have been denied and need assistance completing the Request for Reconsideration, please do not hesitate to contact Tampa Social Security disability attorney Christopher Smith for a free consultation.