If you are denied benefits, please don’t give up and throw it away! 

The Social Security Administration regularly denies claims that eventually are awarded benefits. In fact, more than 60% of claims are denied initially. Here is how we can help you!

An attorney can be extremely helpful during the Social Security disability appeals process. We can provide valuable expertise, guidance, and representation to help you navigate the complex system and improve your chances of a successful outcome. 

  1. Case assessment: An experienced attorney can review your case and determine the reasons for the denial of your claim. They can identify areas where additional evidence or documentation is needed and develop a strategy to strengthen your case.
  2. Gathering and organizing evidence: An attorney can help you collect the necessary medical records, work history, and other documents required to support your claim. They can ensure that the evidence is organized and presented in a manner that clearly demonstrates your eligibility for benefits.
  3. Preparing for the hearing: If your case proceeds to an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing, your attorney can help you prepare for the hearing by coaching you on how to answer questions, what to expect, and how to effectively present your case. They can also help you secure expert witnesses, such as medical professionals or vocational experts, to testify on your behalf.
  4. Representation at the hearing: During the ALJ hearing, your attorney will represent you, presenting the evidence, questioning witnesses, and making legal arguments in support of your claim. Their knowledge of Social Security disability laws and regulations can be crucial in persuading the judge to rule in your favor.
  5. Appeals Council and Federal Court representation: If your case advances to the Appeals Council or Federal Court levels, your attorney can continue to represent you, filing the necessary paperwork, presenting legal arguments, and advocating on your behalf.
  6. Communication and guidance: An attorney can help you understand the complexities of the appeals process, explain your rights and options, and keep you informed of your case’s progress. They can also help you manage deadlines and ensure that all necessary steps are taken in a timely manner.

Overall, having an attorney during the Social Security disability appeals process can significantly increase your chances of success. Their expertise in the field, experience with the system, and advocacy skills can make a difference in the outcome of your case.

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