Even if you went out of your way to take the time to carefully assemble all of the necessary documents and forms to apply for your benefits correctly, the fact of the matter is that no one is safe from rejection. In fact, it’s super common for as many as 70% of people who file disability claims to get rejected for their assistance their first go around, which is why the Social Security Administration provides any potential recipients who wish to fight harder for the assistance they need plenty of steps for appeal.
Ask For A Hearing
Getting your case in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is how most people who have been passed over, win approval for their benefits. Whether you simply never heard back about the status of your claim or were dissatisfied with the results, you have a legal right to ask for a hearing to have your story heard in front of a real judge who is there to help you. This may be the more intimidating option, but it still remains one of the most effective methods nonetheless. Just remember, you will only have 60 days from the date of denial, if you miss the deadline without good cause, to ask for a hearing before you have to re-file all over again, so don’t wait too long to take action if you feel like this is the best option for you.
Take It To The SSA’s Appeals Council
If for some crazy reason your ALJ did not hear you out but you’re convinced that you do still deserve your benefits, you can go above their decision and try to pursue an appeal with the Social Security Administration’s Appeals Council. They will be able to, once again, review your case, in-depth, in order to determine your eligibility and grant you a fresh ruling. Of course, if they still say no you can always…
Take It To Federal Court
In extreme cases, taking your case to Federal Court may be your only hope, though this route is exponentially more complex, and should not be attempted without professional legal advocacy, like a highly-trained Social Security disability attorney. Once you reach this level, your case becomes less about determining your disability, and more about identifying potential errors made by the Social Security Administration’s representatives in their decision to deny you. If you have a legitimate disability and deserve benefits but are still rejected after taking your case to Federal Court, you may seriously need to have a professional Social Security disability attorney review your application for any errors that may be interfering with your approval.
The best idea, it to hire Esper Aiello Law Group as soon as possible, even if you haven’t submitted the initial application, as we can take you through the entire process, and you are likely to get your SSDI faster. If you decide to go at it alone, and at any time during your efforts to appeal, you believe you could use a remarkably knowledgeable and experienced attorney to help guide you to success, give our esteemed Social Security disability attorneys, at Esper Aiello Law Group the chance to help. Call us, today, at 313.964.4900 or fill out the form in the sidebar or on our contact page, and learn more about how we can help you.