Aggressive Assistance With Social Security Appeals
At Morgan & Justice in Columbus, our lawyers have over 50 years of experience assisting Ohio residents in seeking to secure benefits after an initial claim denial. If your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is denied, we will serve as your trusted advocates through the appeals process.
Stages Of The Appeals Process
Our attorneys are well-versed in all stages of Social Security Disability appeals, which include:
- Request for reconsideration: This is a document-only process in which the Social Security Administration is asked to reconsider their initial decision. There is no hearing. Like the initial application, this step frequently results in a denial.
- Administrative law judge hearing: The second stage involves a hearing before an administrative law judge, vocational expert and medical professional. During this hearing, we can present evidence and question vocational and medical experts to support your claim. Our attorneys have achieved a great deal of success at this stage in the appeals process.
- Appeals council: If the administrative law judge’s decision is not favorable, we can request that it is reviewed by the Social Security Administration’s Appeals Council. If the Appeals Council agrees with the administrative law judge’s decision, it will deny the request. Otherwise, the Appeals Council may review the decision or it may send the claim back to the administrative law judge. We know how to carefully prepare Appeals Council review requests.
- U.S. federal court: If the results are still not satisfactory after review by the Appeals Council, we may appeal the decision in federal court. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our lawyers are prepared for this high level of Social Security Disability appeals.
Keep in mind that many SSDI and SSI applications are denied. A denial does not mean that you are ineligible for, or do not deserve, benefits. Our attorneys provide the in-depth knowledge of this complex system necessary for you to secure benefits. We will partner with you to pursue your best interests, protect your health and assist you through social security hearings..
Contact Our Capable Attorneys For A Free Consultation
Do not give up if your Social Security Disability claim is denied. Call our capable attorneys at 800-948-6200 or 614-258-1133, or send us an email to schedule your free case consultation. We have the experience necessary to obtain favorable results.