There’s no worse feeling than the SSA denying you disability benefits. However, an initial denial doesn’t mean seeking the payments you need is impossible. Most people face rejection after their first application attempt. Plus, you can appeal your application through the Social Security Administration’s reconsideration process.

The process can feel intimidating. However, you don’t have to endure it alone. The disability attorneys at Leland Law have years of experience helping people across Southern California navigate reconsideration with clarity and confidence.

What Is Reconsideration?

Reconsideration is the first round of the process for appealing your SSDI claim. During reconsideration, someone who did not participate in your initial case can thoroughly evaluate the facts and evidence and factor in any new evidence that could add to your claim. Once the individual reevaluates your case, you either get approval for your benefits or face another rejection. If you’re denied, you can choose to move to the next stage of the disability appeals process.

How Can You Request Reconsideration?

The SSA offers instructions on how to request reconsideration. Here are the steps involved in the process:

Step 1: Preparing The Appropriate Paperwork

To apply for reconsideration, you typically need the following:

  • An SSA-561 form
  • An i561 form
  • Documents including evidence not used in the initial application
  • An additional letter explaining your dissatisfaction with the denial

Our lawyers can help you gather, fill out and evaluate this paperwork to ensure you complete everything correctly and that you have a strong and compelling appeal.

Step 2: Filing The Request

Once you gather and organize all your documents and evidence, either you or your attorney can file it at your local Social Security Administration office.

Leland Law Is Here To Help

Obtaining disability benefits can feel like an uphill battle, especially if you were recently rejected. However, when you seek the guidance of an experienced Southern California disability firm, you can feel prepared and confident as you navigate the reconsideration process.

Call 1-866-764-0321 or visit our contact page to schedule a free consultation with us today.