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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for California on
Q: If I was denied SS a few years back, should I appeal or start over since it's been so long?

I was denied SS a few years ago in Texas. I have since moved to California and am receiving better healthcare treatment than in Tx. I have confirmed my diagnosises by my new doctor. With that, I want to appeal my denial asap.

Katherine Audrianna Roe
Katherine Audrianna Roe answered on Mar 18, 2018

If you received a denial a few years ago you will need to reapply for Social Security Disability benefits. The deadline to appeal a decision is 60 days (plus 5 for mailing) from the date on your denial letter. In certain circumstances you can re-open a prior claim, but most often it must be done... Read more »

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Q: Would My Spouse Be Qualified For Ssi For Being An Alcoholic At The Age 30?

My Spouse Was A Hard Alcoholic, Hes 30 Years Old, Had Seizure And A Little Liver Problems. He's Also Dealing With Depression And Anxiety. He Takes Seroquel For His Mental Issues. Just Wanting To Know If He Qualifys For Social Security Benefits?

Katherine Audrianna Roe
Katherine Audrianna Roe answered on Mar 15, 2018

If your husband is unable to work due to his mental conditions (depression and anxiety) he should apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Social Security considers you to be disabled if 1) You cannot do work that you did before; 2) You cannot adjust to other work because of your... Read more »

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Q: My son is a retired Marine who sustained injury in Iraq been denied three time for Social Security disability benefit

has appeal every time he was denied

Katherine Audrianna Roe
Katherine Audrianna Roe answered on Mar 15, 2018

Your son should continue to appeal the denial. It's very common for claimants, including disabled veterans to be denied at the initial application and reconsideration levels. Your son's best chance for approval will likely be at the Administrative Hearing Level. I recommend that he... Read more »

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