Disability Claim Appeals
Succeeding in your claim for disability benefits might require multiple steps. Your initial application could get denied. Early denials are common, and they do not mean you have a bad case.
Multiple steps of appeal are built into the claims process. Typically, these steps include:
- Requesting reconsideration to have a different examiner review your application
- Presenting your case at a hearing before an administrative law judge
- Preparing an appeal before the Social Security Appeals Council
- Taking your case to federal court if you have strong grounds to do so
Each stage of the appeals process has different deadlines and procedures. It is important to approach every level of appeal with a well-thought-out strategy. Professional technical help can make the difference between getting the benefits you deserve and coming away empty-handed.
Invested in Your Success
Every step in the appeals process is pivotal for your success. At the Berkley Disability advocacy group in Southern California, we can help you make the most of these valuable opportunities to turn your case around.
Our team includes a professional disability advocate approved by the Social Security Administration. We provide respectful, one-on-one guidance for those seeking disability benefits at any stage of the process. Whether your initial claim was just denied or a disability hearing is looming on the horizon, you can count on us to be just as invested in your success as you are.