Have you already filed your initial claim for Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplement Security Income (SSI)? Has your claim been denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA)? If so, do not give up hope. Representation by an experienced Social Security appeals advocate may still help you obtain the money and benefits you need and deserve.
Protecting Your Interests Throughout the Full Social Security Disability Appeals Process
Our dedicated disability appeals advocates in New York have the experience you want by your side when going through the SSDI or SSI appeals process. This process can involve up to four levels:
- Reconsideration: In some states, the first step in the Social Security appeals process is to file a request for reconsideration. This requires the SSA to assign a new claims examiner to comprehensively review your original file and make a new decision. National statistics show that more than 80 percent of these requests for reconsideration are denied.
- Administrative Law Judge hearing: The next step that our team of professionals can pursue for you, or the first step we will take when reconsideration is not available, is to request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). It is at this hearing that you will have your best chance at winning your appeal. As an administrative law hearing is very similar to that of a court hearing, we will ensure you are fully prepared to testify and that we have all supporting documentation and other evidence on hand. You should know that hearings are currently being scheduled out approximately one and one-half years.
- Appeals Council hearing: If the ALJ denies your SSDI or SSI appeal, we can file an appeal with the SSA’s Appeals Council in Falls Church, Virginia. The Appeals Council has the power to grant money and benefits, deny your claim, or send your claim back to the ALJ for another hearing.
- Federal court hearing: When all else fails, we will not hesitate to take your Social Security appeals claim to federal court.
At Schwartzapfel Advocates Ltd., our dedicated team of professionals is standing by to help you with your Social Security appeal. We have handled thousands of claims involving all types of matters and have been successful on behalf of our clients more than 98 percent of the time.*
No Fee Unless We Win. Contact Our Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Appeals Advocates in New York.
If you have been denied benefits, call us at 888-801-1914 or contact our Social Security appeals professionals online to learn more in a free consultation. At our offices, we only get paid fees if we win your claim and get money and benefits for you.
*Past results don’t guarantee a future outcome.