If your doctor has told you that your injury, disease or disability is going to last for at least the next year and you are planning on filing for Social Security Disability, you are going to need some serious help. Almost 80% of all first-time SSD applicants are denied, forcing them into the appeal process. Of course, we win for our clients on the first try more than 96% of the time! If you have been denied your Social Security Disability claim, turn to a trusted fighter for your appeal!
What is the SSD Appeal?
Just because you have been denied on your first application, it does not mean that you shouldn’t receive benefits! In fact, as we stated before, most people are denied on their first application—unless they file with our expert team of Social Security Disability advocates!
The appeal is an incredibly difficult and confusing process and there is a formal hearing involved. Every time you appeal, as long as it is within the 60-day appeal window time frame, you will have another opportunity to fight you’re your social security disability benefits by proving more evidence of your disability claim.
This process can take a lot of time, but with an expert on your side, you will leave the heavy lifting to us, while you work on getting comfortable and working on healing. Because of the strict regulations that are upheld during the appeal process, if you miss a deadline by even one day, you can be completely kicked out of the system and forced to start over from square one—and when you are disabled, you can not afford to waste that time!
How Does the SSD Appeal Process Work?
Well, it works like this: when your first claim is not accepted by the social security administration, you have a short 60 day window to file for your appeal for SSD benefits. This is why you need an expert on your side. Two-months is not a lot of time to learn how the appeal process works and get your ducks in a row! With a 100% free evaluation, we will set you straight!
You will have an opportunity, in virtually all states, to apply for “reconsideration.” This is where you ask the social security administration to have some new person review your claim and see if it should have been accepted. If you are denied your claim on reconsideration, you will have to request an Administrative Law Judge Hearing.
The Administrative Law Judge Hearing
The Administrative Law Judge hearing is a scary, daunting task without representation. We won’t lie to you here-without an advocate on your side, you stand little chance of winning at this stage of the appeal process, but it has happened before. Here, your advocate will point out specific mistakes that may have been made early on in the application process and will introduce more evidence and more testimony showing that you are truly deserving of social security disability benefits.
There are specific questions that the Administrative Law Judge typically asks, and we know exactly what they are and prepare specifically for these questions. Without us on your side, you will not know how to prepare for this important hearing the right way. Finally, this Judge will decide whether to approve or deny your claim.
Last Appeal: The Appeals Council
If you have been denied your claim at the Administrative Law Judge hearing, you have one last chance to appeal to get your benefits. Think of this as the Supreme Court. We will point out specific mistakes that the last Judge made in reviewing your case and put forth even more evidence that your claim should be accepted.
How Do I Start My Appeal?
Simple. Pick up the phone and give us a call, or if you prefer, fill out the form on this page and we’ll call you! Filing for disability is difficult enough already, you need the help of an expert if you are on appeal. Don’t waste any more time, get started with a free evaluation today!