A Trusted Ally For SSDI Appeals
The denial of your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim is a disappointing turn of events, but it is far from the end of the road. The SSDI appeals process gives you the opportunity to present additional evidence and testimony to the Social Security Administration (SSA). An experienced SSDI attorney can help you make the most of your opportunity to appeal.
At Pamela Thomas Jones, P.C., in East Ellijay, we have more than 20 years of experience helping people with SSDI claims and appeals. Attorney Pamela Thomas Jones will work with you personally to help you pursue the benefits you need and deserve.
Your Ally Through All Stages Of The Appeals Process
If your SSDI claim was denied, do not lose heart. The overwhelming majority of claim approvals occur during the appeals process. This process has several stages:
- Request for reconsideration: This written request is your first chance to compel the SSA to overturn your initial claim denial.
- Administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing: If your request for reconsideration is denied, you may request a hearing before an administrative law judge. This is an opportunity to meet an SSA official face to face and to present medical documentation, testimony and other evidence.
- Appeals council: The appeals council will hear arguments that the ALJ made errors in making his or her decision.
- Federal court appeals: A federal court hearing is your final chance to be approved for SSDI benefits. In this stage, a federal judge will review the prior decisions and determine if errors were made in the process.
If the appeals process sounds complex, remember, you don’t have to face it alone. We are here to guide you through all stages of the process and are committed to helping you obtain a favorable outcome.
Take Action To Protect Your Rights
You only have 60 days after your claim was denied to file an appeal. Take action today by calling our law offices for a free initial consultation. You can reach our East Ellijay law firm online or by telephone at 706-389-9454.