Appeal Your Social Security Disability Claim After A Denial
If you have a work history and expect to be unable to work for at least a year because of an injury, illness or condition, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or SSD) benefits. Perhaps you know about this and already applied – and were denied. Or perhaps you are preparing to apply and want to improve your chances of approval. About two-thirds of claims are initially denied. Don’t be discouraged if this happens to you.
If your claim is denied, don’t waste time. Appeal your denied claim as soon as possible. There is a 60-day deadline for appeals, and you need to allow time to gather additional documentation, allow for mail delays and otherwise build in leeway in your appeals process. At Harbinson & Brzykcy, in Taylorsville, our SSD appeals attorneys are ready to guide you through the process.
Initial consultations at our law firm are free. You will not owe us attorney fees unless and until we recover benefits for you through an appeal.
The SSD Appeals Process
The first stage of an appeal takes place through the filing of a “Request for Reconsideration” document. Our lawyers will help you get expert opinions and other evidence to prove that your medical or mental health condition(s) will not allow you to work full time for at least a year.
If your request is denied, the next step will be to request a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) from the Office of Hearings Operations (OHO). Attorney Joel C. Harbinson is an aggressive litigator who has helped many clients overcome SSDI denials in ALJ hearings.
If the ALJ hearing still results in a denial and you believe your case has merit, you may have cause to file a lawsuit in federal court.
In all cases, the most important thing to do to get your appeal underway is to get legal counsel early. Work with an attorney with a strong reputation. Our attorneys have a combined six decades of experience in the Alexander County area.
Is Your SSDI Denial Suitable For An Appeal?
Discuss your situation with an experienced, skilled Social Security Disability attorney. Mr. Harbinson was selected to the 2021 Super Lawyers list in North Carolina. For personalized advocacy after an SSDI application has been denied, turn to us.