Social Security Disability & Supplemental Security Income: Appealing a Social Security Disability Denial
Don't Give Up If You've Been Denied Benefits. Let Our Attorneys Fight For You.
If having a qualified lawyer help you with your initial SSDI or SSD claim is important, having one to help if your claim is denied is absolutely essential.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is known for rejecting applications the first time around. In fact, fewer than one-third of all SSDI claims are approved after the initial application. Sometimes, the SSA rejects a claim because of a technicality, like when someone trying to file a claim themselves forgets to include important information. Other times, it questions the actual illness or disability of the applicant.
Our Firm Handles SSI And SSD Appeals For People Throughout New York
The appeals process can last several months. For individuals and families dealing with illness and injury, this can make the claims process even more overwhelming.
Our firm represents applicants through every stage of the SSD and SSI appeals process. This includes:
- Reconsideration of a claim
- Hearing with an administrative law judge
- Appeals to the Appeals Council
- Filing a court action
With the exception of reconsideration of a claim, all of these appeals stages include a formal legal hearing. This means that you need a lawyer who can prepare you to tell your story, answer your questions and make the overall process less intimidating. We have successfully done this for many clients throughout New York State; we would be proud to help you through the process, too.