Jim Adler | The Tough, Smart Lawyer
Filing An Appeal

Filing an appeal for a denied disability benefits claim often is necessary because so many claims are rejected by the Social Security Administration due to red tape. But such claims can prevail in an appeal, especially with help from capable Social Security disability appeal lawyers.

You can try to file an appeal by yourself by contacting your local Social Security Administration (SSA) office. But given the rigors of the appeals process, which may involve a hearing before an administrative law judge, it’s a better idea to engage a Social Security disability appeal attorney to file an appeal for you.

Your Right to Appeal

You should know that your denied disability claim’s appeal must be launched in a timely manner. Filing an appeal must be done no later than 60 days after the date of the denial notice sent to you by the Social Security Administration. If you wait too long, you surrender your right to appeal.

If you already are within 45 days of your appeal deadline, you should call our law firm at 1-800-505-1414 immediately so we can start the process by phone. Then, if you engage us to file an appeal for you, you will work with a case manager from our law firm. You will need to provide your pertinent medical and employment records as well as your most recent denial letter from the SSA.

The appeal process involves up to four steps: requesting reconsideration, a hearing before an administrative law judge, an appeals council review, and filing a lawsuit in district court. We can guide you through these steps by handling your appeal for you.

Don’t worry about your claim being denied: That should not discourage you from filing an appeal. In fact, up to 75 percent of people have their initial claim denied, whether it’s for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). You almost can expect your initial claim to be denied. But then, you have the option of filing an appeal.

Contact a Social Security Disability Lawyer

Given the requirements imposed by the SSA, your chance of having an appeal succeed may not be high, but it improves when you hire an experienced lawyer for Social Security disability appeal cases. They can represent you in an appeal heard by an administrative law judge or by an appeals council and can fight for your legal rights.

In fact, our disability lawyers are members of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR). That means that they know the law regarding disability benefits and are able to help you file your claim or appeal a denied claim.

When handled by a disability lawyer or attorney, will your disability appeal cost you too much money to be worthwhile? No. Actually, a lawyer for Social Security disability appeal cases shouldn’t cost you anything directly. Legal fees for such cases are bound by law and are limited, and such fees are paid only by the Social Security Administration as part of the case settlement and not out of your pocket.

Notify us today of your need to appeal a denied disability claim and let us help. Your financial future may be at stake.

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