Philadelphia Social Security Disability Appeal Attorneys
When filing for Social Security disability benefits, many people become discouraged if their initial claims are rejected. However, it is important to understand that a claims denial does not mean that there is no way for you to get the financial assistance that you need. By appealing a claims denial, you may be able to take your case to a higher authority and have your claim reconsidered.
If your Social Security disability claim has been denied, the Philadelphia Social Security attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., may be able to help. Contact our offices at 215-238-1130 for information about our services and the ways we can help you work through your appeal today.
Types of Appeals
There are many different types of SSDI appeals, each with their own regulations and time limits. At Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., we are prepared to assist individuals with any of the following types of appeals:
- First Level Appeal- Must be completed within 2 months of the initial rejection and be accompanied by current medical records to prove disability.
- Administrative Hearing Appeal- If the first level appeal is denied, the next step is to request a hearing with an administrative law judge. This individual can take into account your medical records and reasons for appealing the previous denials in order to make their decision.
- Appeals Council Review- The next level for appeals is to take your case to an Appeals Council. Although this group may not accept any new information, they will take into account any relevant facts from the previous appeals when reconsidering your case.
- Federal Court Review- Finally, if the Appeals Council also denies your claim, you can take your case to the District Court of Appeals. This group can grant you access to Federal Court reviews if they deem your situation worthy of another appeal.
The appeals process can be extremely confusing, but with the assistance of a knowledgeable Social Security disability lawyer, you may be able to navigate these processes efficiently and make a strong appeal for the benefits you need at this time.
For more information regarding the appeals process and what we can do to help you at this time, contact the Philadelphia Social Security disability appeals lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., today at 215-238-1130.