Legal Help for Social Security Claims in Dillon
If your claim is denied, the notice will include information about how to appeal the denial. You have only 60 days to make a written request for appeal. As soon as the denial is received, please contact us if you wish help with the process.
The request for reconsideration is the first step in the appeals process. You must submit a written request for your claim to be reviewed again. The request for reconsideration will cause a new and independent review of your initial application.
A request for reconsideration will normally be conducted without the need for you to be present. At this stage, however, you can provide additional and new information supporting your position.
If your request for reconsideration is denied, the next step in the appeals process is a hearing before a federal administrative law judge. It is at this stage that most cases are successfully prepared and disability benefits awarded. You will be expected to provide more information prior to the hearing. Your hearing will be set as soon as possible but can take up to a year to be heard.
An appeal to the federal court is possible if the appeals council denies your request for review, or if you do not agree with the decision the appeals council made. Appeal to the federal court is the last step in the appeals process. It is an appeal made outside of the Social Security Administration process.