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How to Appeal Social Security Disability Denial
Posted in: Application Process on May 24th, 2013

Even if you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, chances are that your application could be denied. In fact, it’s estimated that approximately 65 percent of claims are denied each year. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration wants to ensure that everyone who deserves disability benefits has the opportunity to get them, so they allow appeals to counter the SSA’s original decision. If you were denied for disability benefits and want to file an appeal, you have 60 days to do so upon receiving your letter from the SSA. If you were denied the first time, it’s crucial to trust the counsel and advice of a Social Security Disability lawyer to get the benefits you deserve.

How the Social Security Disability Appeal Process Works

Going through the appeals process with a Social Security Disability lawyer is not only easier, but has a greater chance of succeeding. Since you don’t have an unlimited number of appeals, doing it thoroughly with an attorney is crucial for success. During the appeals process, you’ll go through four levels including reconsideration, a hearing, review by the Appeals Council, and a final review by a Federal Court. A social Security Disability lawyer will prepare your case to withstand scrutiny during all four levels of the appeals process.

1. Reconsideration. This stage reviews your original application as well as the appeal to understand why you believe you still deserve disability benefits. A good Social Security Disability lawyer will look at your original application and fill in the gaps for the appeal.
2. Hearing. You may have to go to a hearing with an administrative law judge to clarify more about your application and disability status. You’ll have to be able to prove that you deserve disability benefits, so be prepared to bring witnesses such as medical experts to help your case. However, this is not always required.
3. Appeals Council. During the hearing, the administrative judge can deny your appeal, but the appeals council allows you to ask for a review. Again, working with a Social Security Disability lawyer is vital at this stage as well as the next.
4. Federal Court. If the appeals process doesn’t work, you and your lawyer can file a lawsuit through federal court to get your case proven.

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