After not obtaining the Social Security Disability benefits that you need in Kentucky, you might think that you have no other options available. However, you can appeal the decision so that your information can be looked at again to see if you’re approved.
One of the things to keep in mind about the Social Security Disability appeals process is that there is a timeframe for filing the paperwork. In most cases, this is 60 days after the first decision is made to deny your claim. If you’re trying to file as quickly as possible, then going online might be the best option as you won’t have to worry about mailing documents and risking them getting lost.
You’ll usually meet with a Social Security administrator as well as a judge so that you can have a hearing regarding your claim. It’s possible that the judge can review your information without you going to court, but keep in mind that the disability decision will usually be based on the details that are already in the file instead of a lot of new details that are submitted. If there is new evidence that you want to enter for the claim, then you can request a hearing in front of a judge. This process could take a little longer, but it might be beneficial if you have new medical or financial information to submit. In the event that your appeal is denied, you can then request an appeal in District Court.
Even if you’re denied your disability benefits during the first claim, there are steps that you can take to try to obtain the money that you need to provide for yourself and your family.