APPEALING THE DENIAL OF YOUR CLAIM

Social Security Appeals Lawyer – Tuscaloosa, Northport & West Alabama

If you have been denied SSD benefits, you have different options regarding how to appeal your claim.  One option is called a Request for Reconsideration which must be filed within 60 days of the denial of your application.  With this process, a new person with Social Security will review your claim.  There is an average waiting time of 3-5 months for a ruling that either approves or denies your Request for Reconsideration.  It is very rare that a Request for Reconsideration is successful.  If you are not represented by an attorney at your initial application, it is important to have the help of an experienced social security disability attorney with a Request for Reconsideration.

The other appeal option is a hearing before a Federal Administrative Law Judge.  The appeal paperwork for such a hearing much also be filed within 60 days of the date on the denial letter.  At the hearing, you will be questioned by the Administrative Law Judge and other professionals.  You will also be able to present evidence in your behalf.  It is important to have a skilled and seasoned attorney prepare you for the hearing and organize your file for the hearing.  At Blume & Blume, we do everything that we can to ensure that the ALJ has no surprises for you.

From the date that your case is appealed for a hearing before a Federal Administrative Law Judge, it will likely take from 12 to 18 months for a hearing to be scheduled, conducted and to receive a ruling. The attorneys and staff at Blume & Blume will do everything possible to expedite your hearing and achieve a fair and just result.

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