Representing Ohio Clients in the Social Security Disability Appeals Process
After an initial claim for social security disability benefits is denied, it is important to not give up hope. Unfortunately, most first claims for benefits are denied. However, it is possible to continue to pursue your benefits with the help of an experienced Cleveland social security lawyer at Lustig, Evans & Lucas. Our skilled firm provides clients with tailored representation in a wide range of social security disability matters, including federal court appeals. Schedule a consultation with an attorney at our office by contacting us online or by calling 216-539-8094.
We understand the frustration that clients feel when a social security disability claim is denied. In most cases, clients did nothing wrong. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is very particular and scrutinizes every aspect of a claim. In many instances, clients just need the assistance of an experienced lawyer to argue their case. We work hard to show the SSA that you are a disabled individual who needs benefits in order to function. We present the debilitating effects of your medical challenges as persuasively as possible, while providing medical records and other evidence in your support.
The Social Security Appeals Process
An application for social security disability benefits typically goes through three phases, which include:
- The initial application process
- The reconsideration phase
- The wait to present your case to an administrative law judge
Once we have collected and completed all of your appeal paperwork , it is submitted to the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA will then review your appeal and reconsider their earlier decision to deny the claim. This process overall can take several months. After an appeal is filed and is under reconsideration, a request can be filed for a hearing in front of an administrative law judge.
Although many people obtain benefits at the hearing stage of the process, if you are denied benefits after the hearing, there are still options for appeals. We will work with you to determine if further appeals are warranted. If so, we will continue fighting for you benefits through the Social Security appeals process and, if necessary, to the Federal Court.
Contact a Cleveland Social Security Benefit Appeals Attorney
Our firm takes the time to explain all of your rights, how we can handle your rejected SSI or SSDI claim and continue to pursue your disability benefits. Contact us online or call 216-539-8094 to find the support you deserve.