Walking people through the SSDI appeals process

by May 25, 2015

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In a recent blog post, we explained that there are several different appeal options when someone has been denied Social Security Disability Benefits. As the post explained, these appeals options include reconsideration, an Administrative Law Judge hearing, the Appeals Council and the Federal Court. By working their way through these processes, people who have been denied SSDI benefits can reverse the initial decision.

It is important for people in this situation to understand that each level of appeal has very specific requirements. Each has filing deadlines, specific rules of evidence and procedure and notice requirements. While some stages do not require a hearing or a person’s participation, other stages do. These rules can be difficult for people with no legal experience to follow. However, our firm has years of experience working to help Tennessee residents appeal their SSDI claims. We have strong roots in the community and work hard to serve the needs of the disabled.

After people learn about the likelihood of denial or the long wait times to obtain SSDI benefits, it is easy for them to become disheartened. However, people should not let statistics scare them from applying for the benefits that they worked hard to earn. These benefits are available to help those who can no longer work to support themselves or their families.

After being denied SSDI coverage, people may feel it is not worth applying again, however, many cases are won on appeal. Our law firm can work closely with Tennessee residents to gather all the information needed for a successful appeal. We can explain the process so people understand what it will take to get their benefits. Additionally, we are available to answer any questions that arise during the course of the appeals process.

For more information on how our firm can help those seeking to appeal a denial of SSDI benefits, please see our Denied Social Security Disability page.