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Not Appealing Your Social Security Disability or SSI Case before the Deadline is a Mistake

The Social Security Administration (SSA) will send you letters that tell you their decision at each step in the process.  A typical disability claim will take several months to be decided by the state agency in your state.  When you get your initial application’s decision in the mail it will tell you if you have […]

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Social Security Disability Appeals Council Review

The Appeals Council is the last level of disability decision making in the Social Security Administration.  If your disability claim is denied by a judge after a hearing you can appeal your case to the Appeals Council (AC) for a review of the hearing decision.  Most AC reviews occur because the person seeking benefits asked […]

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If Denied for Social Security Disability or SSI, you Need to File an Appeal

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There are four levels of appeal for denial of Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits.  These generally include a Request for Reconsideration, a Request for a Hearing, a Request for Review by the Appeals Council, and filing a lawsuit in Federal District Court. If you file an application for Social Security Disability […]

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Will I need a Disability Attorney to File my Appeal in Federal District Court?

No.  Disability claimants can appeal their case to federal court without a disability lawyer.  However, it is unlikely they will succeed.  Federal court appeals are the most complicated and difficult level of the disability claim process.  It takes much time and effort as well as thorough knowledge of disability case law and federal regulations.  As […]

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Social Security Hearings and The Exhibit List

By the time you arrive at your Social Security hearing there has been considerable amount of behind-the-scenes development of your case and your file in particular. Along the way, all the major documents that are important to your case will come to comprise what is known as your hearing file. Your Social Security file contains […]

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How to Win your Reconsidered Social Security Disability Application?

The request for reconsideration is your first appeal after your initial application for Social Security disability is denied.  Your appeal for reconsideration is filed with the Social Security Administration and is decided at the DDS (Disability Determination Services) agency by a DE (disability examiner) that took no part in the initial decision.  One of the […]

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What do I do Next if my Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income Case gets Denied?

If your Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income case gets denied, you should file an appeal.  Generally, there are four levels of appeal for purposes of Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits.  These include Reconsideration, Hearing, Appeals Council, and Federal Court. After your initial application is denied, you must file an appeal, […]

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Form 3441 Used to Appeal a Social Security Disability Case

If  Social Security denies your case you must fill out a Form 3441 as part of your appeal.  The form asks for updated information about your medical treatment, medications, daily activities, and if you recently worked or attended school.  When you complete a Form 3441 it becomes part of your case file.  Social Security will […]

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