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Appeals resources for a denied Social Security disability claim

When a claim for Social Security disability benefits has been denied, that is not the end of the story. In fact, most claims are initially denied, which is why it is crucial to be familiar with the SSD appeals process.

Exposing the multitude of problems at the SSA

It's no secret that Social Security funding is a problem, and reports have projected that the administration will run out of adequate funds by the year 2034. But, funding is not the only problem facing the administration. There are a myriad of ways in which Social Security is failing to meet the needs of the elderly and disabled populations that it is intended to serve.

Why was my SSD claim for a mental condition denied?

Filing an SSD claim is hard enough. The application, the process, the waiting, the frequent denials and the subsequent appeals process - it's all lengthy and frustrating. So many claims get denied the first time around prolonging this painful process. Perhaps the most difficult type of claim to file is one based on a mental health condition. So why is it that SSD claims for mental conditions are so often denied?

Real people, just like you, waiting on SSD benefits

Everyone has heard the stories of what a nightmare it is to apply and wait for SSD benefits. It's no secret that the process is lengthy and daunting, with many waiting months and even years to get a decision. Many Americans with legitimate claims are being denied benefits, and many continue to await appeals decisions. If you are undertaking this difficulty, know that you are not alone.

Anxiety as a basis for Social Security disability benefits claim

Everyone feels anxious from time to time. A Missouri resident may feel a wave of nerves before they have to give a speech or may feel their heart race in anticipation of bad news. A bad day may spark feelings of unease in a person who likes to have control of their life, and an unexpected event may set a person's nerves on edge. However, these forms of anxiousness are transient and often do not last; when a person suffers from severe and persistent anxiety that prevents them from holding down a job, they may be able to qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

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