Apply a second time first time denied

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 01/08/2019 - 15:41

I got denied the first time I have bad seizures heart problems and back problems I just recently applied again how long do I have to wait to hear something

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:33 Permalink

Hello! If you were denied benefits once, you will likely be denied over and over again no matter how many times you re-apply. If you have submitted new information with that application, you will have a better chance and should take from 30-90 days to hear back. However, a request for reconsideration is another way to pursue disability benefits if initially denied. However, it will probably take about a year to get a hearing in front of an ALJ judge.

LH (not verified)
Thu, 05/23/2019 - 01:12 Permalink

I applied in Florida in September of 2017 and got a denial. I was in the process of moving to Indiana so I didn't appeal. So does it go as an appeal if I reapply now? Is it very different from one state to the next?


In reply to by LH (not verified)

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:32 Permalink

Hi LH,

Social Security disability is a federal program so the process does not vary state to state. You should check your denial letter to see if you can still appeal. There is a time limit that you may have exceeded. If you did, you can reapply but it would be a whole new, initial application. Best of luck!

Jackie Simpkins (not verified)
Thu, 06/04/2020 - 20:18 Permalink

Applied and denied first time. Submitted Reconsideration back on Nov. 3rd 2019. The site states since Feb 13, 2020 "Your appeal is currently under review for processing accuracy. Once the review is complete, we will continue processing your appeal." I was diagnoses back on July 11, 2018 with a CVST - Blood Clots in the Brain and have not been able to work. How long does this process take?

DEL (not verified)
Sun, 11/29/2020 - 17:12 Permalink

If I was denied disability 3 times and need to reapply, can I hire a different lawyer?


In reply to by DEL (not verified)

Mon, 12/14/2020 - 20:11 Permalink

Hi, yes you can reapply. Here is a free evaluation form to see if you may qualify: 

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