If the Social Security Administration (SSA) decides that you are not eligible for Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits, that your current benefits will end, or that the amount of your payments should change, you'll be sent a letter explaining the decision. If you don't agree with the denial of or change in SSDI benefits, you can appeal the decision.
- Are you able to physically and mentally do the paperwork that an appeal requires?
- Do you want to get involved in reviewing your file and commit a significant amount of your time to the appeal process?
- Or, if you win, are you willing to pay part of your backpay benefits to a lawyer who will help you?
- Has your medical condition has improved enough for you to work?
- What was the reason Social Security denied you benefits, and was it valid?