If Your Claim Was Denied, It's Not The End Of The Process

Unfortunately, denied SSDI/SSI claims are very common. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced lawyer who has a complete understanding of the appeals process, you still have a chance to obtain the Social Security Disability benefits you need to ensure your long-term financial stability.

The SSDI Appeals Process

Because the initial application process is often complicated, those who receive denials are often hesitant to continue to pursue benefits. However, when clients retain the services of Acosta & Rose Attorney at Law, I take the burdens off their shoulders.

When a client comes to me with a denial notice in hand, I carefully examine the initial application, the client's medical records and the denial letter. Armed with information, I can explain the approach that best fits that client's needs and goals and what he or she can expect from the appeals process, which generally fits the following outline:

  1. After the date of receipt of the first denial, an applicant has 60 days in which to appeal the denial, typically called a request for reconsideration.
  2. After filing the request for reconsideration, another denial may be issued.
  3. After the second denial, the applicant has another 60 days to appeal by issuing a request for a hearing.
  4. At the hearing, the client and his or her attorney have the opportunity to present their case, which is often the best opportunity to gain an approval for benefits.
  5. If benefits are denied at the hearing, you may be able to pursue an appeal directly with the Social Security Administration's Appeals Council.

Find Out More About Appealing The SSA's Decision Today

If you would like to learn more about how I can help you appeal your denied claim, you can take advantage of my offer for a free initial consultation by calling 813-961-3266 to reach my office in Tampa or 727-725-1858 to reach my office in Clearwater. You can also schedule your consultation via email.