The Appeals Process at the Federal District Court Level.

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If your claim  for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) is denied by the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) at the claims process level, and after Reconsideration, an administrative hearing and by the Appeals Council, you can ask the Federal District Court for review. Time To Appeal. If you decide to request federal review, you only have 60 … Read More

Appealing To Federal District Court.

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More than half of all claims for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) are denied by the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) each year. This results in most claims going to Reconsideration (if your state has that procedure) and/or to an administrative hearing. If your claim is denied again after an administrative hearing, then you can appeal to … Read More

The Not So Appealing Facts Surrounding Appeals Council Reviews.

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In most states, if you are denied Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) you have 4 levels of appeal that you can go through to have that denial reexamined and hopefully changed to an award of benefits. In other posts we have looked at the reconsideration and administrative hearing levels of appeal. Today we’d like to discuss … Read More

Should I Bother Filing a Reconsideration?

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Should you request a “Reconsideration” if you are denied Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”)? Value of a Reconsideration. A “Reconsideration” is in most states the first level of appeal. When your disability claim has been denied, at the first level of appeal (reconsideration) the SSA takes a second look to see if the denial was proper … Read More

Let’s Consider the Reconsideration Process.

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One of the most common occurrences when someone applies for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) is that their application gets denied. When that happens, the best thing you can do is appeal the denial. In most states, the first level of appeal is the “reconsideration.” So let’s take a brief look at what happens at the … Read More

How Long Does the Appeal Process Usually Take?

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Given the Social Security Administration’s (“SSA”) dismal approval rate for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits, (almost 70% of all applications are denied), if you are applying for disability benefits, you should know a little something about the appeal process. Appeals. In most states (Missouri skips over the “reconsideration” and goes straight to administrative hearings) there are 4 levels of … Read More

What You Need To Know About the New Social Security Disability Regulations on Evidence and Hearings Before the Administrative Law Judge.

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When it comes to Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits, there are innumerable rules and regulations. And they are constantly changing. That is why, if you are applying for benefits or want to appeal a denial of benefits, it is best to hire experienced and knowledgeable disability counsel. The Social Security Administration’s Changes to Rules Governing Evidence at Hearings. In … Read More

Here are 4 Questions the Administrative Law Judge May Ask You at Your Hearing

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If you are facing an administrative hearing because you have been denied Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits, you will need to prepare yourself for  your hearing. To give yourself the best possible chance of presenting yourself and your case well, and to significantly increase your chances of being awarded benefits, we suggest that you hire experienced disability counsel. Statistically, … Read More

3 Ways To Prepare for Your Social Security Disability Hearing.

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It is very common for anyone who has to testify at a Social Security Disability administrative hearing to be nervous. The idea of testifying before an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) can be frightening. Especially when what is at stake is so important (needed benefits). That’s why having experienced and knowledgeable disability counsel with you before and during your testimony can … Read More

Appealing Your Social Security Disability Decision

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By James Pavisian, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. The social security disability adjudication process is lengthy. In Topeka, it typically takes two years from filing an application before a hearing with an administrative law judge. There is no guarantee that an individual will win their claim at hearing. In fact, statistically speaking, the chances are around 65% that they will … Read More