Many disabled people in Virginia become disheartened and frustrated after they receive a Social Security disability benefits denial notice, and they do not appeal. This is often a mistake. Nationally, about 80% of all applicants are denied initially and about 90% are denied at the first appeal stage–Reconsideration. But many of these people ultimately receive their benefits.
What may be most frustrating about applying for Social Security Disability benefits in Virginia is the process itself. Those who apply are often made to feel like they are asking for something that they do not deserve, and nothing could be further from the truth. Social Security Disability is not a welfare program; these benefits are paid for by you and were intended to act as a financial buffer in case you or a family member became seriously ill or injured. Therefore, if you live in Virginia, are unable to work, but have been denied benefits, you should appeal.
Fairfax Virginia Attorney, Sheri Abrams, has been representing those with claims for Social Security Disability benefits in Virginia, DC & Maryland for over 20 years.
Please visit www.sheriabrams.com for more information.