What can I do if I appealed for SSI and got denied?

I currently am losing my eyesight, have morbid obisedy, artritis on both my knees and right shoulder, sleep apnea, have been diagnosed with severe depression, see a psychologist on a weekly basis, high blood pressure and diabetes,and home based long term care services, so I have a caregiver for me 47.5 hours a week. Monday through Sunday.

Asked on February 1, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Follow the procedures for reconsideration which should be in the documents you received with the denial of SSI.  If you are unsuccessful with reconsideration and have exhausted the appellate procedure, then the case can be heard by an administrative law judge.  You should present all of your relevant medical records to show that you are unable to work and any additional supportive evidence at the hearing before the administrative law judge.  Don't miss filing deadlines for filing your documents with the court prior to the hearing or your claim may be denied.

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