If you applied for Social Security Disability benefits, only to find out the Social Security Administration (SSA) has denied your claim, your first appeal is known as reconsideration.
At this stage in the appeals process – should you choose to appeal – all of your paperwork is sent to the Disability Determination Bureau (DDB). The DDB is a Wisconsin state agency contracted by the SSA to review cases that have been denied.
This part of the appeal is strictly resubmitting paperwork. In fact, it’s very similar to the application phase as someone from the DDB reviews your application and any updated information to make a decision on your case.
If your case is due to a mental health condition, pain or fatigue, it may be harder to prove at this stage in the appeals process. Of all the appeals that go before the DDB in Wisconsin, about 15% are approved. If you have questions about a request for reconsideration, call Becker Law Office today.
If you were denied and are considering filing a request for reconsideration, a lawyer can help you. Having an attorney can give you peace of mind in knowing you have someone to call with questions. An attorney can also review all of your paperwork to ensure everything is being presented to the DDB properly.
At Becker Law Office, we can help you with your request for reconsideration. Let our attorneys review your claim to ensure you’re presenting it in the best way possible.
If you’re considering filing or you’re ready to file a request for reconsideration, call our office today for help with your Social Security Disability appeal.