Your Advocates For Appealing SSI And SSD Claim Denials
If your Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) application was denied, or if your benefits were wrongfully terminated, it’s more important than ever to work with an experienced lawyer. Our team at the Law Offices of Daniel Berger can help you take the right steps to get the benefits you deserve.
Since 1996, we have focused solely on standing up for people with disabilities and guiding them through the Social Security process. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling SSD and SSI appeals. Our hope is that when you work with us, you will feel supported, comfortable and confident that your case is in good hands.
Why Do SSI/SSD Applications Get Denied?
There are many reasons why initial disability applications have such a high rate of denial. Often, denials are the result of insufficient evidence of a disability. It can also be tougher to prove certain types of disabilities, resulting in greater chances of a denial. Read more about the top 10 reasons for denials.
Understanding The Steps In The SSD/SSI Appeals Process
If your initial application got denied, the next step is requesting reconsideration. After that, you can appeal the decision to the Appeals Council, and if you were denied in the Appeals Council, you can appeal to federal court.
Our lawyers can represent you at any of these stages. The sooner we get involved, the better we can help you avoid further delays and denials.
What’s The Deadline For Appealing?
If your initial application was denied, you will have 60 days to pursue reconsideration. Other important deadlines apply for further appeals. If you miss your window to appeal a denial, you will lose any potential retroactive benefits that could be due to you, so it’s important to seek legal help as soon as you can. Our lawyers can advise you on the deadlines in your case.
Learn More About Your Options For Appeal
To talk with our disability attorneys about your case, please contact us online or call 718-691-7475. We offer free consultations and contingency fee representation, meaning you won’t have to pay us unless we’re successful. We have offices in New York City as well as New Windsor.