Denied Michigan SSD Benefits?
If you’ve been injured or have a medical condition and are unable to work, having your social security disability claim denied can be a traumatic experience. With cost of living and medical bills piling up, the situation quickly becomes critical. Your next step may be to file an appeal.
Disability Claims Appeals Process
If you were recently denied Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may request an appeal yourself. Generally, you have 60 days after you receive the notice of their decision to ask for any type of appeal. There are four levels of appeal:
- Hearing by an administrative law judge,
- Review by the Appeals Council, and
- Federal Court review
You can request an appeal online for a reconsideration, a hearing by an administrative law judge, and a review by the Appeals Council, even if you live outside of the United States. The letter you receive with the determination on your claim contains guidance on what level of appeal you should select.
Should I Get A Lawyer For A Disability Appeal?
While you are not required to have a lawyer at a Social Security Disability hearing, your chances of winning improve if you do. You are not required to hire an attorney to assist you at your disability hearing; however, an experienced disability attorney will greatly improve your chances of winning your claim.
Darrin Andrus has over 35 years experience filing and appealing disability claims. Him and his team will work tirelessly to appeal your claim, even representing you at administrative hearings and, if necessary, filing a lawsuit on your behalf in Federal court.
Throughout the process, we keep close track of the claim’s progress and make sure to keep you updated. We will even help you find appropriate medical care, affordable housing and assistance for other legal matters. We are truly passionate about being there for you and making a meaningful difference during this time of need.
How Much Does a Disability Attorney Cost?
If you’ve been denied, the last thing you need to worry about is money. By law, there are no fees for our legal services until we recover benefits for you. All Social Security Disability lawyers work on a contingency basis, receiving a portion of the back pay that you are awarded by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
When you hire a lawyer to represent you during the disability appeal process, your lawyer will receive either 25-percent of your disability back payment or $6,000 (whichever is less).
Remember, the attorney you choose does make a difference. So why not pick an attorney with years of experience with social security disability claims and a track record of winning $millions. Call or request your FREE case review today!