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Basics Of Disability Appeals

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: August 17, 2015
Basics Of Disability Appeals

Most disability claims are denied initially and most times it just doesn’t seem fair but it is part of the grueling process. The Social Security Administration is known for excruciatingly long appeals processes. If your SS is denied, terminated, or modified, you have the right to appeal the decision. This is when you should call an experienced Los Angeles Social Security attorney.

The lengthy appeals process has four separate stages and each one has its own rules. There is the reconsideration level, a hearing before an administrative law judge, a review by the SSA Appeals Council, and filing a claim in federal court. It is a good idea to have a skilled lawyer during these various levels. You do have the right to retain an experienced Los Angeles Social Security attorney.

One factor you may want to pay special attention to is the very strict deadlines that SSA has. One late document and it could set your case back, so you never want to miss one. Usually, you will have 60 days to file for review and the clock starts ticking the day you receive your notice. In fact, filing any late forms can result in your case being dismissed.

An attorney can request reconsideration, where a new evaluator will examine the case and the original application. All existing and new evidence will be examined too. If that process doesn’t go so well then your lawyer will request a hearing before an administrative law judge. You and your attorney will have to be present for this hearing.

Contact the Law Offices of Tony Adderley who can assist you at any stage of the application process. Call Tony Adderley for legal advice on how you can continue to pursue your benefits and coverage owed. Call (310) 554-5188.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.