Reopening Old Social Security Disability Claims
Many Social Security Disability claimants become disabled many years before their current case. They repeatedly file claims which are denied and they never proceed to a hearing.
An experienced Social Security Disability lawyer may be able to recover substantial benefits for these claimants. That is because Social Security Disability regulations permit some old claims to be reopened.
A Social Security Disability claim may be reopened within 12 months of the notice of initial determination for any reason and within four years of the notice of initial determination if good cause is shown. SSI claims may be reopened within one year for any reason and within two years of the initial determination upon a finding of good cause. New and material evidence is considered good cause for reopening a claim.
The two and four year limits may be extended if the claimant was suffering from serious mental illness and was not represented at the time of the prior denial.
To increase your chances of winning your Social Security Disability claim it is important for you to hire an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to get you the Social Security Disability help you deserve. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a form on our website for a FREE claim evaluation.