Altamonte Springs, FL asked in Social Security for Florida

Q: I filed for SSI disability earlier this year & my claim was denied. I didn't know what to do next?

I live in Clearwater. When I got my denial letter I didn't know what to do so I refiled another claim. Was this the right thing to do?

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Anna Katherine Stone
Anna Katherine Stone
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should consult with an attorney who handles SSD claims. You only have 60 days to file an appeal of the denial. If you filed a new claim, then you should discuss with an attorney whether it was filed using the available dates of disability if you didn't appeal the prior decision. You may need to amend your alleged onset date of disability in the new claim. Best wishes.

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