Effective and Aggressive representation at all levels of the Social Security Disability claims process brings results. We can help you complete forms and obtain reports from your doctors that will make a difference in your claim. We will make sure that every aspect of your case is thoroughly developed and argued to the Social Security Administration. If your claim goes to a hearing, you will know what to expect, and you will be prepared.
If you believe that you may be entitled to one of the social security disability benefits listed above, you should go to your local Social Security District Office to file an application, or call 1(800) 772-1213. You will be asked to complete several different forms, some of which we may be able to help you complete.
Request for Reconsideration
When Social Security denies your application for social security disability benefits, you can file an appeal called a Request for Reconsideration. If you choose to file the Request for Reconsideration, you must do so within 60 days of the date you receive your first denial letter.
Request for Hearing with an Administrative Law Judge
When your Request for Reconsideration is denied, you have 60 days to file an appeal called a Request for Hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. This is the first opportunity for you to actually meet face to face with a person who will be deciding your claim. This is usually the best opportunity to win a claim.
Request for Review of the Judge’s Decision
If the Judge denies your social security disability claim, you have 60 days to file a Request for Review of that decision with the Appeals Council in Falls Church, VA. This appeal can take as long as 2 years.
United States District Court
If the Appeals Council denies your Request for Review, you have only 60 days to file a lawsuit against Social Security in the United States District Court.