Oklahoma Social Security Benefits Denied – Should I Refile or Appeal?

The Tulsa Social Security disability attorneys at Troutman & Troutman, P.C. understand how stressful a denied disability claim can be. In this video, our Tulsa disability lawyer explains why filing a disability claim appeal after an SSI or SSDI denial may better than refiling the claim. Our team of disability lawyers in Tulsa OK works closely with clients and wants those filing to receive the Social Security benefits they deserve. If you have been denied Social Security benefits or are thinking about filing a disability claim, schedule a free case discussion with a disability attorney near you.

Video Transcription

You can refile the claim. If someone is denied, they can refile. I generally recommend that they appeal instead of refiling. I think sometimes people are misled by either friends or maybe by someone in the Social Security Administration.

We see it where someone is denied they might wait two or three months, and then they just refile. The problem with refiling is they’ve lost potential past due benefits, [what] Social Security calls [and] most people think of as their back pay, past due benefits. If a person applies and is denied and then waits a while and the reapplies, Social Security will only pay you, it depends on the type of claim, but at very most they can pay you a year prior to when you applied last time, or in some cases it’s actually the application date. They won’t pay you prior to that.

If someone just files a new application, they’ll lose some of that back pay that they might have otherwise received. For more information, or to speak with a disability attorney, go to TroutmanLaw.com.