Appealing a Denied Social Security Disability Claim
Appealing a denied Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits claim is a complex process that includes many stages. With over 60% of all initial SSD claims being denied, it’s important to understand the appeals process and the procedure involved. Having the service of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney from Disability Action Advocates allows you the security of knowing that together we can navigate the complex and multifaceted nature of the appeals process and greatly improve your success.
Appeal Process Stages
Once you have received a notice of denial, you have 60 days from the receipt of the notice to submit your application for appeal.
The appeals process has several stages, each having specific information that must be filed with the Social Security Disability Administration:
- Reconsideration - This is the first stage of the appeals process. After submitting a Request for Reconsideration, an Appeal Disability Report, along with any new medical evidence, the information will be forwarded to the State Disability Determination Services Offices. Someone different from the individual who reviewed your original application will review your Reconsideration application and render another decision. Over 85% of all Reconsideration applications will be denied.
- Hearing - If your Reconsideration application is denied you can complete and submit a Request for Hearing by Administration Law Judge and an Appeal Disability Report. This information will be forwarded to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review for determination of eligibility by requesting to meet before an Administrative law judge.
- Appeals Council Review - If your case has again been denied, you can complete and submit a Request for Review of Decision/Order of Administrative Law Judge. This information will be forwarded to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review for a determination.
- District Court Case - If your case is still being denied, your final option is to bring a legal case against the Social Security Administration in a district court. You must have legal representation during this final process of the appeal.
As you can see, the appeals process is complex and can be confusing. Don't risk losing the benefits you deserve as a result of not understanding the appeals process. Obtain the proven legal guidance of an attorney from our dedicated team to assist you in this detailed process.
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Disability Action Advocates (DAA) has successfully advocated for our clients for over 20 years, with thousands of claims won. We take pride in dedicating the necessary time and resources to help you receive the benefits you deserve. We represent clients in all areas of Social Security Disability law including the application process, denied SSD benefits and appeals and hearings.
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