Our Los Angeles readers know that Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide a significant financial lifeline to millions of Americans throughout the country. Whether these individuals were injured in a work accident, or they have been diagnosed with a significant illness that limits there capabilities, SSD benefits make day-to-day expenses easier for recipients. That is why, at our law firm, we do our best to make sure that Los Angeles residents who are applying for these benefits are taking the steps they need to be approved.

Unfortunately, as our readers also probably know, about 60 percent of applications for Social Security Disability benefits are denied upon the initial try. And, once this has occurred, this is the point where our law firm sees many people make one big mistake: failing to appeal the denial of benefits.

Readers who are familiar with previous posts here probably know quite a bit about the appeals process, provided by the Social Security Administration. The most fortunate are those who have the initial decision to deny the Social Security Disability benefits reversed at the first stage of the appeals process. However, the unfortunate reality is that many people will have to go through more than one step of the appeals process to ultimately be approved to receive benefits.

Of course, there are those applicants who simply will never be approved, for one reason or another. For more information on applying for SSD benefits, please visit the “What You Need To Know” section of our website.