The Process for Appealing an SSD Claim
Talk to a Medford Social Security Disability Attorney
Looking for information on appealing the Social Security Administration’s
(SSA) decision about your
social security disability claim?
You only have 60 days to appeal before your benefits lapse. Our Medford social security disability lawyers have extensive experience
advocating for the rights of others. If you believe your claim was unfairly
denied, you may have a chance to appeal.
Contact Brooks Law today to
schedule your free consultation!
How Does the Process Begin?
Your first step is to appeal with the Disability Determination Service
(DDS), where your case will be reviewed by another medical consultant
and a claims examiner. These individuals will be different from the evaluators
who first reviewed your claim. This can help ensure that judgments are
impartial and uninfluenced by prior knowledge.
The next step will be your hearing with a judge. You will have the opportunity
to state the reasons why you believe your claim was not given a fair chance.
Sometimes claims are denied simply because of a small error in the paperwork
and even because a reviewer moved too quickly and did not take the time
to delve deeper into the claim.
You may have several arguments that can strengthen your appeal, and these
- Demonstrate that the injury is preventing you from working
- Demonstrate that your doctor declared you unable to work, or you are suffering
a terminal illness
- Demonstrate that your claim was accurate and filed within the given deadline
Some claims may escalate all the way up to federal courts during the appeals
process, but this process can take as much as a year, even more. You may
still be able to file for other benefits. Our Medford social security
disability lawyer recommends filling out
Form SSA-795 and sending that, along with a copy of the notice that your benefits will
cease so that you can continue receiving benefits.
You must do this within 10 days of receiving notice of denial.
Do Not Hesitate to Contact Us!
When it comes to claim denials, it is vital that you act quickly. We cannot
stress enough the importance of hiring an attorney who is knowledgeable
about social security disability laws to assist you. Our legal team will
help you through every step of the appeals process so that all of your
paperwork is filed promptly. Also, we are known for obtaining tremendous
successes for our clients, which means that we know what it takes to ensure
that you receive a favorable outcome.
Get your voice heard and
call Brooks Law today at (888) 558-0622! We charge no fees upfront.