Lafayette, IN asked in Social Security for Indiana

Q: I applied for social security disability due to medical issues.

I got denied so I did the appeal,and still got denied. Nothing has gotten better or changed. I really help

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Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Prattville, AL
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: It is not uncommon to be denied Social Security disability at the initial and reconsideration levels. Continue to appeal your claim. You will be able to provide testimony to an Administrative Law Judge at the third level of appeal. Meanwhile, it is important that you have all of your medical records in file with Social Security. Also, be aware that Social Security considers your age, education, work experience and your symptoms as well as any side-effects from medications and how they affect you, and your ability to function despite your impairments when evaluating your disability claim. See

It would be a very good idea for you to consult with an experienced disability lawyer about the particulars of your case. Most have a free initial consultation. You may want to hire a disability lawyer to help you win your case - many offer a contingent fee where they only get paid if you are approved for disability. Locate a disability lawyer by going to the "Find a Lawyer" tab on Justia above.

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