Disability Appeals Lawyer
Appealing Denied Social Security Disability Benefits
If your disability benefits have been denied, you will receive a letter of the denial that includes the reasons and explanation of the administration's decision. But the letter is not the end of the process. You have the opportunity to appeal the decision and present a case as to why you in fact do qualify for the benefits. There is a limited time to appeal a case, so it is important that you take action as soon as possible with the help of a disability appeals attorney. Our team at United States Disability Center can walk you through the appeals process and fight for the benefits you deserve.
The appeals process for Social Security Disability benefits includes:
- Request for Reconsideration: During this step, you can request that your initial application be reviewed again by someone who was not part of the original decision. You can also request a reconsideration for benefits that have been terminated yet. Once everything has been reviewed, you will receive a decision.
- Administrative Law Judge (ALR) Hearing: If you do not agree with the reconsideration decision, you can request a hearing with an administrative law judge. During the hearing, you will be able to present witnesses, including medical and vocational experts, who can verify your condition. Afterwards, the judge will issue a decision based on the hearing.
- Appeals Council: If the decision is not to your satisfaction, you can ask the Social Security's Appeals Council to review your case. A review by an Appeals Council is not guaranteed, as they have broad discretion on which cases to review. This is the final step before taking legal action against the SSA in federal court.
- Federal Court Review: Once you have exhausted all the above administrative steps, you can file a lawsuit in U.S. district court and have a federal judge hear the case for error. If you decide to pursue this step, you will need an attorney to represent you.
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United States Disability Center is ready to help you appeal your denied claims. We can help you move forward in life with you much-needed benefits.
You only pay us after we obtain benefits for you. Call (888) 602-3906 if you would like to discuss appealing your case.