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Friday, October 11, 2013

Can I Appeal a Social Security Disability Ruling?

At The Cochran Firm, our Social Security disability lawyers often hear from people who have just been turned down after applying for disability benefits. They’re scared and confused, and many of them worry that they no longer have a chance at receiving the benefits to which they’re entitled.

However, you shouldn’t give up after initially being denied. The vast majority of claims are denied, and you can appeal.

The process of applying for Social Security disability benefits is complicated, and it’s always helpful to have an experienced Social Security disability lawyer on your side from the beginning of your claim. The system is set up so that the Disability Determination Services unit in your state turns down most initial applications.

After being denied, you have 60 days to file an appeal for re-consideration. Unfortunately, your odds here still aren’t very good; 87 percent of initial appeals are denied.

Including this first appeal, you have the right to ask for reconsideration a total of four times after initially being denied for benefits, the final time before a federal district court. These are challenging cases with complicated requirements, which is why it’s so vital to have a Social Security disability lawyer on your side. We understand the paperwork and know how to navigate the system.


If you’ve been denied in your application for Social Security disability benefits and you need an experienced lawyer to help you appeal, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

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