Hello I applied for social security disability for my 9 year old son when I found out he had a learning disability and oppositional defiant disorder. I applied a little over a year ago 1/30/18. I’ve been sending correspondences to the disability determination office because he’s been going to a therapist a behavioral doctor his primary care and his eye doctor. I was just informed that the case was closed. He hasn’t been to one of their doctors for further review and I’ve done everything they asked me to do. Why am I receiving a notice that the case was closed what does that mean? Can a case be closed and benefits still be received or does a closed case mean he was denied? I really really need clarity on this because I’m confused as to why I’m receiving this information especially since I’ve done everything I was suppose too as a parent and as a advocate for my son. What should I do next?
Most likely this means he we denied. Read the letter carefully. If you are denied, you have a deadline to appeal the decision.
Your next step is to have a detailed conversation with a local SS attorney to determine the best course of action. Be aware of the very short - 60 day - time limit to file an appeal / reconsideration.
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It sounds as if the State agency has made a decision and will be forwarding the case to the local SSA office for a decision to be mailed out to you. This doesn't necessarily mean a denial, but if it is, you should appeal and contact NOSSCR at [email protected] for a Social Security attorney near you.
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