It’s always best to win a disability claim early in the process. It can take many months or even years to process all the steps of an appeal. Getting our legal help before you file is the best way to ensure that all the facts and evidence are lined up correctly. We can maximize your chances for a favorable decision at the initial application stage. We know just what Social Security is looking for. Let us save you the anguish of waiting time while you are disabled.
You have the right to appeal any decision Social Security makes on whether you are entitled to Social Security benefits or are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. If Social Security determines that you no longer meet the requirements for Social Security or SSI, or finds that you are overpaid, you have the right to request review of that decision.
The first step in the appeal process is called a reconsideration determination. (Some states eliminate this step). You will receive a new decision by someone who had no part in the first decision. If you disagree with this decision, you still have the right to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). If you disagree with the decision of the ALJ, you may file a request for review with the Appeals Council. After that if you are still dissatisfied, you step into the entire Federal Court system with your appeal.