Securing financial support from the Social Security Administration can be a frustrating and complex process, even with a rightful claim. Individuals who file for disability benefits may find that they are frustrated by a long waiting period and a claim denial. There are times when it may be most prudent to simply reapply rather than navigate the potentially complicated steps of an appeal.
More than one application
There is no limit to how many times a California adult can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income over the course of his or her life. There are a few times when another application is both easiest and most prudent, which may include the following situations:
- One is applying on the basis of a new medical condition.
- The original application was denied.
- The applicant’s medical condition has changed over time.
Statistics indicate a significant number of initial applications for disability benefits come back denied. It is likely one has a higher chance of success of filing an appeal rather than a new claim after a denial, but this depends on the details of the individual situation.
Help at every stage
Whether filing an initial claim, understanding options after a denial or considering an appeal, it is helpful to have the experienced guidance of a California disability attorney. An assessment of the individual situation can help determine what is the most prudent course of action for the specific case. With help, an applicant may have a higher chance of securing rightful benefits within a reasonable amount of time.