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If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you could end up waiting five months or longer, only to receive a denial by mail. Even for applicants who have submitted all the right paperwork and clearly meet the SSDI qualifications, an approval is not guaranteed.
Unfortunately, this is often the case as an average of two-thirds of applications are denied annually. To improve your odds of securing an approval for your Social Security Disability claim, a lawyer can assist your case by applying their knowledge of successful appeal strategies. The attorneys at Chávez Law Group will share their extensive knowledge of federal benefit programs to help you appeal in the most productive manner.
Levels of Appeal
A denial letter does not mean the quest for benefits ends. Thankfully, the Social Security Administration has an appeals process in place to help applicants who’ve been denied get additional chances for approval. The process includes four levels of appeal, so you essentially have to five opportunities (including the initial application) to get benefits approved.
The following four levels of the appeals process may help you get the benefits you deserve: Reconsideration, Appeal Hearing, Appeals Council Review, and Federal District Court review by an Administrative Law Judge.
When you hire The Chávez Group to assist you with appealing, our goal is to get all of the right information to the Social Security Administration so that you can win an approval at the Reconsideration stage and get your benefits started. No matter what level your claim is stalled, our team can provide invaluable advice on how to appeal.
How an Attorney Can Help the Appeal Process
Keep in mind that even small errors during the application process could mean a denial of benefits, and having an attorney leading your appeal could mean the difference between approval and denial. If you’re thinking of submitting an appeal for an SSDI denial, talk to our attorney for seasoned guidance on how to do it right. In most cases, applicants are granted just 60 days to file an appeal after the date of your initial denial, so be sure to hire an attorney as soon as possible.
The experienced SSDI attorneys at Chávez Law Group can point you in the right direction and handle all of the administrative tasks associated with filing for an appeal. We will also answer any SSDI questions you may have and help you prepare for the appeals hearing. Please contact our national benefits attorneys today to set up a free consultation.