If you are like nearly 70 percent of applicants, your SSD or SSI claim was denied at the initial application level. Do not become frustrated and lose heart. The lawyers with our Florida firm have years of experience handling cases at every stage of the appeals process:
- Reconsideration: The Social Security Administration will reconsider your claim. This entails a complete review of your file by a claims examiner other than the one who rendered the original decision. You must request reconsideration within 60 days of your original denial.
- Hearing before an administrative law judge: A hearing allows you to make a case for your approval in person. An attorney from our firm will attend this hearing with you. If necessary, we will call upon family members or employers who can testify to your disabled condition.
- The Appeals Council: This is a special review board within the Social Security Administration. Should they decline to approve your claim, they may remand your case back to an administrative law judge for another hearing or allow the prior decision to stand.
- Federal Court of Appeals: If the Appeals Council denies your claim, a federal district judge can review your case. He or she will not consider new evidence, but rather review transcripts from your hearing and examine your medical records.
Denied Due to Your Employment?
Many judges are prejudice against claimants who work. They may argue that your employment constitutes "substantial, gainful activity" under the law and thus precludes you from receiving SSD benefits.
If you earn less than $1,000 per month, this is simply not true. We can help you prove that your employer has made exceptional accommodations for you. This might constitute allowing you to take several breaks each hour or leave work to visit your doctor.
A Bradenton, FL, Social Security Appeals Attorney Can Help
Our attorneys provide aggressive representation and diligent counsel. Upon learning of your denial we will immediately file the appropriate paperwork to help you reach the next level of processing. We never give anything less than 110 percent effort to your case.
Contact us today and place your matter in the capable hands of our Brandon SSD/SSI claims denial attorneys. We are committed to helping you obtain the benefits you deserve. Home and hospital visits are available.