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I was just denied for Social Secuirty disability a second

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I was just denied for Social Secuirty disability a second time. Can you please help?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Legal
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have anxiety, depression, bipolar, and suicdal tendencies. I just cannot handle the stress of work anymore.
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Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 11 months ago.

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When you filed for the second time, was that a reconsideration appeal, do you know, or was it a second request for disability?

Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 11 months ago.

Here's what generally happens with Social Security cases. I used to do these awhile ago. They deny twice almost all the time. My answer to this procedure is always: deny, deny, hearing.

What usually happens is most people walk away from this, feeling they lost. But you have the right to a hearing and many people win at a hearing. After the two denials you are probably at the stage where you can file for a hearing. You'll have to check with a SS lawyer or with SS itself to see whether you have to file another appeal or whether you're up to the hearing stage. Many people are up to the hearing stage after being denied twice.

If you'd like to get a SS lawyer, I would just need the name of the nearest city and I can find SS lawers for you.

Here is what is said of SSDI cases: If' you've been denied twice for SSD, then what?

If by this question a person means that they have filed a disability application, been denied on the application, then filed a second disability application and also been denied on that application, the course of action should be to file the first appeal that is available to them.

This will be something known as a request for reconsideration, an appeal, that like an application for disability, is also decided by a disability examiner at disability determination services.

However, and this is usually the case, if by this question a person means that they have filed a disability application, been denied, then filed a reconsideration appeal and been denied on this, the next course of action should be to file the second appeal, which is a request for a disability hearing.

There are many SS lawyers who can help you with this if you want to use a lawyer. A SS lawyer will take a percentage of the amount that you win but an SS lawyer will help you with your case and let you know if you have a winner. It sounds to me that you have a good case based on what you're saying here.
Keep in mind that SS is a government agency that doesn't want to give out money unless they have to. A lot of people walk away from SS money because they don't know they can keep on going and ask for a hearing. Once you get to a hearing, many people are successful at the hearing stage. What is unfortunate is that most people don't know they can keep going, keep appealing, and ask for a hearing. They expect people to walk away. I tell people who ask me to keep hanging in there, don't walk away, and you'll get your hearing sooner or later, and it often takes a few years, which is horrible, but this is the way the law is now. So now we just have to get you to keep on going and keep filing for the next phase.

If you would like to speak on the phone tomorrow, just let me know. If you would like me to find lawyers for you, let me know where you're located and I can help you do that to. I want to help you and I know I can point you in the right direction. I'll look for your response tomorrow to see if you want to have a phone call.

Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 11 months ago.

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