Las Vegas Social Security Appeals Lawyers
Experienced Professionals Advocating for Your Right to Disability Benefits
If the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your disability benefits, you have a right to appeal the denial of your claim. Our firm recommends getting legal help soon if you have not already done so. This is because disability lawyers do this for a living. Our attorneys at Welt Law know Social Security Disability/SSI law, and we know what the SSA is looking for and what documentation (or lack thereof) often leads to a denial. We also provide fair fees, as we structure our fees and the government caps them, which means that we receive payment only if you win your case. Let Welt Law help you be successful and receive the benefits you deserve.
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You generally have 60 days after receiving notice of denial of your claim to request an appeal. There are four levels of an SSA appeal to note:
- Hearing by an administrative law judge
- Review by the Appeals Council.
- Review by the Federal Court
You often must take the reconsideration step to be able to continue with the appeal. We recommend having an attorney help you put this together because it is important to clearly lay out all the facts for the SSA. This may include contacting physicians and witnesses, as well as analyzing why you may have been denied to see if you can easily correct any errors.
If you disagree with the result of the reconsideration step, you may move onto the second step and ask for a hearing with an administrative judge who did not participate in the original determination or the reconsideration of your claim.
At the conclusion of the hearing, you may then request an Appeals Council review of the decision or dismissal made by the judge if you again disagree. The Appeals Council examines all requests for review, but it may deny a request if it finds the hearing decision is in accordance with Social Security law. The Appeals Council may either review your case or return it to an administrative law judge for further review.
Lastly, if you disagree with the Appeals Council decision or if they decide not to review your case, you and your attorney can file a case in a federal district court as your last option for appeal.
The laws are complicated and ever-changing, especially in the realm of Social Security disability benefits. Experienced legal counsel can help you build a more successful case as you navigate this complex process.
The SSA denies most initial claims for disability benefits. Often during an initial review, the SSA does not properly take into consideration certain elements of a case, does not conduct a thorough review of medical conditions, or misinterprets the defining regulations. Consulting a lawyer specializing in Social Security appeals does increase your chances of a favorable decision, simply because an attorney knows exactly what the judges need. Put your best foot forward immediately by contacting an attorney at Welt Law for help on your appeal.
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Guidance Through the Process from Start to Finish
Social Security Disability/SSI and Guardianship
Highly Knowledgeable in SSD/SSI Claims
Practicing Since 1973