Denied Social Security Disability Benefits in Kentucky 

If you live in Kentucky and were denied Social Security Disability Benefits, you can file an appeal.  When your initial application has been processed if your application has been denied, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will provide you with a letter of denial which will explain the reason for your application for a Kentucky disability benefits denial.

The most frequent reason for a denial is because inadequate evidence has been provided proving you can’t work for at least 12 months with your disability. If you fail to file your appeal before the deadline date you won’t have the right to file an appeal for disability benefits at a later date.

Filing an Appeal for Social Security Disability Benefits in Kentucky

Your denial letter will go over the next steps for how to file an appeal, resulting in a request for reconsideration. The first step in the appeal process is the Request for Reconsideration. You will have a time limit of 60 days to file your appeal. At the Request for Consideration an officer from the SSA will be allocated the task of reconsidering your application and he or she won’t have any previous knowledge of your application. 

Kentucky ALJ Disability Hearings

If your Request for Reconsideration still leads to your application being denied you may go through to the next stage of the appeal process, which is asking for your case to be heard in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). You will be given sufficient notice of the ALJ hearing date and you will be asked to bring any additional evidence to help support your claim for Kentucky disability benefits.

The ALJ may request that experts on your medical condition be asked to attend the hearing so suitable questions may be asked about your medical condition and if you can work. Not too long following the ALJ hearing you will be informed of the ALJ decision.

Kentucky Office of Hearing Operations Locations 

Social Security office

10 Tech Pk Dr, Middlesboro, KY 40965, United States

Phone: +1 800-772-1213

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Lexington, KY 40511, United States

Phone: +1 866-783-7301

US Social Security Administration

Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse & Customhouse

601 W Broadway rm 101, Louisville, KY 40202, United States

Phone: +1 800-772-1213

US Hearings & Appeals Bureau

4730 Village Square Dr, Paducah, KY 42001, United States

Phone: +1 270-443-2501

Get Help With Your Kentucky SSD Appeal 

Winning Kentucky social security disability benefits is never a simple matter because the SSA requests medical evidence that provides adequate proof that you can’ to work for at least 12 months because of the effects of your disability.  If you work with an attorney, they may help you gather just the right evidence which will support your claim and can boost your chances of winning disability benefits.

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