It is important that you comply with the Social Security Administration’s guidelines, including responding to information within a certain deadline. However, if you can show “good cause” for why you missed a deadline, you may still be able to move through your case. For more information, contact an attorney at The Law Office of Chris Pashler.
Examples of Good Cause
The SSA guidelines provide several examples of good cause, including:
- You were seriously ill and incapable of contacting the SSA.
- An immediate family member died or became seriously ill.
- Fire or an accidental cause destroyed important records. William Penn can help you if you need more information on related legal matters.
- You did not receive accurate information about requesting an administrative review.
- You were unable to find pertinent documents within a specific time period.
- You were not notified about a decision regarding your case.
While these reasons are specified in the guidelines, they are not the only reasons why a claimant would have good cause to miss a deadline. A social security disability lawyer can help you determine if you can prove good cause.
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