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Idiot's Guides: Social Security by Jan Yager, Fred Yager

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CHAPTER10

Filing an Appeal with Social Security

In This Chapter

  • How to appeal if you disagree with the SSA’s decision
  • Why many disability claims are denied
  • The four levels of the appeal process
  • How to find a good disability attorney

Whether you’re filing a claim for disability or for retirement benefits, you have the right to appeal the Social Security Administration’s decision if your claim is denied or you disagree with your benefit amount.

That means that if you think the SSA’s decision to deny your disability claim is wrong, or the amount of your monthly Social Security retirement benefit is lower than you’re entitled to based on your own ...

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