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If you have been denied SSD benefits, you have several opportunities to appeal your claim. In general, there are three appeal options.
At any of the appeal steps, your chances for approval are greatly enhanced when you use an experienced Atlanta Social Security disability appeal lawyer. He or she can help to evaluate your claim and determine the best way to present your appeal.
How The First Appeal Works
The first appeal is called reconsideration and your request for it must be made within 60 days of the denial of your first application.
A new individual within the SSA will make a review of your claim. There is an average waiting time of 3-5 months for the letter that either approves or denies your appeal.
How The Second Appeal Works
The second appeal is a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Your request for this appeal must also be made within 60 days of being denied your first appeal. At the hearing you will be able to present evidence and witnesses for questioning and, you may be questioned by the judge.
Our office provides a skilled and seasoned attorney to attend the hearing with you. We will also make sure you are fully prepared to answer any questions confidently that the ALJ may have for you. The entire hearing process can take 1 to 2 years to complete.
As you can see, the entire process to obtain benefits can be very lengthy. There is another opportunity for appeal, as long as you request it within 60 days of a denial by the ALJ.
How The Third Appeal Works
The third appeal only averages a 3% approval rate. The average waiting time for this stage of the process is about 8 months. An Appeals Council will review the decision made at your hearing to establish if it was made according to the laws that govern this process.
If your appeal is denied at this step, there is one, final appeal at the Federal level, but few people exercise this option.
Maximizing Your Chances of Winning
When it comes to your Social Security appeal, maximizing your chances of winning is crucial. The appeals process can be complex and overwhelming, and having an experienced Atlanta SSD appeal attorney on your side can make all the difference.
At Stevens & Sullivan, LLC, our team of attorneys has over 40 years of combined experience in handling Social Security appeals. We understand the intricate details of the appeals process and know how to navigate through the system effectively.
By choosing our firm to represent you, you can benefit from:
- Expert knowledge: Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the Social Security Administration's rules and regulations. We know what evidence is needed to strengthen your case and increase your chances of success.
- Personalized strategy: We will work closely with you to develop a personalized strategy for your appeal. Every case is unique, and we will tailor our approach to best meet your specific needs and circumstances.
- Strong advocacy: Our attorneys are skilled advocates who will fight tirelessly on your behalf. We will present the strongest possible case to the Administrative Law Judge, highlighting your impairments and limitations to demonstrate your eligibility for benefits.
- Peace of mind: Dealing with a Social Security appeal can be stressful, but with our experienced attorneys by your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that your case is in capable hands. We will handle all the paperwork, gather necessary medical records, and ensure that deadlines are met.
Don't leave your Social Security appeal to chance. Contact Stevens & Sullivan, LLC today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Atlanta SSD appeal attorneys. We are here to help you navigate the appeals process and maximize your chances of winning the benefits you deserve.
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