Indiana Social Security Reconsideration Lawyer
Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits are designed to aid disabled individuals who are no longer able to work due to illness or injury. However, for most disabled workers, it can be extremely difficult to obtain the Social Security Disability benefits they need to survive.
If your SSDI claim has recently been denied, do not lose hope. By hiring an experienced Social Security attorney, you can strengthen your chances in the claims appeal process. Our skilled attorney, Ann Trzynka, focuses her legal practice on obtaining the SSDI benefits her clients need after their claim has been denied.
The SSDI Appeals Process
For SSDI applicants who have had their initial claim denied, there are several levels of appeal:
- Reconsideration: After your claim is denied, you will have 60 days to file a Request for Reconsideration. During this time, your claim will be revaluated by another examiner to determine if an error was made in the first round.
- Administrative Law Judge hearing: Most requests for reconsideration are denied. When this happens, you have an additional 60 days to ask for an administrative hearing. At the hearing you can present your claim and provide new or omitted evidence to an administrative law judge who will make a ruling.
- Appeals Council review: If the administrative judge rejects your appeal, you will have 60 days to request review of the ruling by the Appeals Council. The council will work to determine whether the administrative law judge made any errors when they evaluated your case.
- Civil lawsuit in federal District Court: Some, but not all cases must be filed in the District Court. Our office has experience with these types of lawsuits, and we can provide the further help you may need.
Fort Wayne Disability Claim Appeal Lawyers
If you or a loved one has recently received notice that his or her benefits claim has been denied, we encourage you to call us to discuss your legal options. We can be reached by calling 888-731-1013, or by sending an e-mail online.