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My Disability Claim Was Denied: What Now?

If you file for social security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and your claim is denied, you may have questions about how you can proceed.

Read on to learn what you can do if your claim is denied.

Handling a Denied Claim

If you apply for disability benefits and your claim is denied, don’t fret. It’s common for these claims to be denied the first time around, especially if you file the claim on your own, without the assistance of a skilled attorney.

You Can File An Appeal

The Social Security Administration allows you to file an appeal if your social security disability benefits are denied the first time you apply. You are given 60 days from the date you receive a notice of denial to request an appeal.

The following are the four levels of appeal:

  • Reconsideration
  • Hearing by an administrative law judge
  • Review by the Appeals Council
  • Federal Court review

You may ask for an appeal online for reconsideration, a hearing by an administrative law judge, and a review by the Appeals Council, no matter whether you currently live in the United States or not.

The denial notice you receive from the Social Security Administration will tell you which level of appeal that you should choose.

We’re Here For Your Support

If you need assistance applying for social security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income, our experienced attorneys at Goodman Acker P.C. are here to help. Our team has secured benefits for countless other people in similar situations, and we can help you, too. Don’t go without the benefits that are rightly yours. Let us help you. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm with any questions you may have right away.

Call Goodman Acker P.C. today at (248) 793-2010 to discuss the details of your case.