Somerset County SSD Claim Denial Attorney
Appealing denied NJ Social Security disability benefits
If you have been denied benefits, our firm is here to help. Whatever the case, your denial will most likely negatively impact your future. Because you rely on the income lost to a disability, it is imperative that you fight for what you know is right. When you receive the letter explaining why you have been denied benefits, our firm is ready to step in and fight for you. Siragusa Law Firm provides effective and knowledgeable legal services to clients who face issues with the Social Security disability benefits process. When denied disability benefits, call on our firm to represent you. Contact Siragusa Law Firm for a consultation today.
When and how should I appeal a denied SSD claim?
If you are denied disability benefits for whatever reason, you have the right to appeal the decision. The request for appeal must be in writing and filed within 60 days of the receipt of your denial letter. You may provide documents to support your claim. There are four levels of appeal:
- A hearing with an administrative law judge
- A review by the Appeals Court
- A Federal Court review
Appealing a decision by the Social Security Administration is a complex and document-heavy process. It is important that you have quality legal support and our firm is ready to help when it matters most.
Reconsideration is the first part of the appeals process. Often, a third party in the administration, one who did not take part in the first decision, will assess the matter by reviewing all relevant material. This person will review all evidence submitted originally and brought to light during the request for an appeal.
If you are denied by the reconsideration process and believe that you entitled to disability benefits, you may ask for a hearing with an administrative law judge. The Social Security Administration may ask for more information to support your claim. You have the right to assess your file and give further information. At the hearing, the judge will ask you and any witnesses questions relevant to the case. You may provide medical experts to support your claim. After the hearing, the judge will decide on the case with the information at hand.
SSD Appeals Council
If you are denied benefits by the administrative law judge, you may ask for a review by the Social Security Appeals Council. At this point, the council will review the request for appeal. If it believes that the previous decision was correct, it could deny your request. If they do not deny your request, they will either send it back to a hearing with an administrative judge or decide on the matter themselves. Whether the Appeal Council denies your request, grants your request and decides, or grants your request and sends it back to a hearing, you should be notified.
SSDI Federal Court review
If you have been denied benefits or a request for review by the Appeals Council, you may need to file a lawsuit in federal court. Taking legal action may be your last stand against injustice. The federal court will have the final say on the matter.
Contact a New Jersey SSD appeals attorney
If you have been denied benefits by the Social Security Administration, our firm is ready to serve your needs. We understand the stress you must feel and we are ready to do what it takes to help you obtain the benefits you deserve. For many years, Siragusa Law Firm has provided forthright and effective legal services for clients across the state denied Social Security disability benefits. When your future is at stake, you need a law firm that will fight for your future. Contact Siragusa Law Firm, LLC for a consultation.