Denied for Disability with Depression
"I filed for disability and they sent me a letter say that I do not qualify. I have had depression for a year. I was recently forced to resign over a workers comp case. I have carpal tunnel on both hands; my right hand is really bad and there are times that I dont feel like getting out of bed because I am so depressed, but I am going to fight for my SSD claim"
If you were denied on your initial claim, i.e. disability application, you should file a request for reconsideration, which is the first appeal. You have 60 days from the date of the initial claim denial to get this submitted. There is, in most states, a high likelihood of being denied on the reconsideration. This is because the process is practically the same and the only real difference is that a different disability examiner will process the case when the claim moves to the reconsideration level.
However, the real goal of even going through the reconsideration phase is that if you are denied again, you can request a hearing before an administrative law judge and at that level, claimants have a significantly higher chance of receiving a social security disability award or SSI award, depending on which program their claim was filed in. Good luck on your case.
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