Ohio Social Security Disability And SSI Legal Blog

When can you appeal the SSA’s decision?

On Behalf of | Oct 4, 2022 | appeals for ssd and ssi cases

The Social Security Administration will always send you a notice informing you of their decision to suspend your benefits. However, the removal of your social security disability benefits can surprise you if you were not anticipating them ending.

What you might not know is that you have the right to appeal their decision. After gathering additional evidence in your favor, you may have the chance to overturn their decision and get your benefits back.

Insufficient medical records

When you initially receive SSD benefits, the SSA will thoroughly assess your condition. They determine whether or not you qualify to receive monetary support. Similarly, they will periodically require updates on your condition to verify that you still meet every eligibility requirement. Collecting SSD after you have fallen out of compliance can have hefty legal consequences including costly fines.

The SSA may deny you benefits if you do not submit ample medical evidence of your condition. If they believe your condition has improved, they might also send you a notice informing you of their decision to suspend your benefits. You can appeal both of these circumstances. Collaborate with your medical provider to obtain adequate documentation showing proof of your condition.

Labor misunderstandings

Another reason the SSA could suspend your benefits is if you begin working again. The SSA encourages you to return to work if you can and even supports this decision through initiatives. However, if they think your earning power outweighs your need for the continuation of benefits, they might suspend yours.

If you feel that your earning power still lacks, you require substantial modifications to do your job or you face significant mental issues including anxiety, you may want to appeal their decision. The SSA reminds you to file an appeal within 60 days of receiving a notice from them.

You deserve financial support as you navigate an unexpected and stressful time. If you ever question the validity of a decision, you have the right to appeal.