Do Not Give Up – Appeal Your Claim Denial
Was your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) denied? Don’t stop fighting. Work with a disability attorney who can help appeal your denial or make recommendations regarding possibly filing a new claim.
I am attorney Jeffrey S. Lichtman, the founder of The Disability Law Office of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, LLC. I provide knowledgeable, experienced help to people in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Southwest Florida who have received SSI and SSDI denials. With my help, you can have your denied claim appealed, get your case approved and obtain cash and medical benefits.
How Does The Appeals Process Work?
There are four types of appeals. If you are unsuccessful at one, you typically move on to the next. They occur in the following order:
- Reconsideration: First, you can request the SSA to reconsider your application. The state agency will reconsider your application, and you will receive a reconsideration decision.
- Hearing: The second appeal involves a court hearing. At the hearing, you and your attorney will present testimony in person or by teleconference with the Administrative Law Judge who will issue a new decision.
- Appeals Council review: Third, the Appeals Council can review your denied claim. The Appeals Council will review the records that were before the ALJ and send you its decision; unfortunately, most appeals of ALJ denials are denied again.
- District court review: In the strongest of cases, an appeal can be filed in the United States District Court. A federal judge will review the administrative record and determine whether to vacate the unfavorable decision and send it back to the SSA for further action, such as a new hearing. You will be notified in writing of the decision by the court.
How Can A Lawyer Help Your Appeal?
My law firm can handle every step of your case, shouldering the burden for you as you cope with your physical health and/or mental health impairments. Although you can attempt the appeals process on your own, working with a disability lawyer can ensure that you put forward all your health problems, get appropriate treatment and complete every form in the process correctly so you have the best chance possible of receiving disability benefits.
Do Not Hesitate. Call For A Free Consultation ASAP.
Typically, you have a deadline of 60 days to file an appeal if your claim was denied. Act quickly and contact The Disability Law Office of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, LLC, for a free consultation. You typically pay no fees unless your SSDI or SSI benefits are secured or reinstated. Call my office at 215-268-7274 or schedule via email.