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Social Security

Appealing Your SSD Claim

Let our McAlester Social Security attorneys guide you through the process

If you are facing a denial of your Social Security Disability claim and you feel that you qualify for benefits under the law, you have a number of options when it comes to appealing that decision.

With the help of the experienced Tulsa Social Security lawyers at Stipe, Harper, Laizure, Uselton, Belote, Maxcey & Thetford, you can ensure that the appeals process goes smoothly for you and that you have the best chance for approval in the end. We have years of experience in this area of the law, and will fight for your rights as you strive to secure the SSD benefits you need for you and your family.

Oklahoma Social Security attorneys who care about you

There are several different levels of decisions when it comes to a denied SSD claim, each with its own appeal process. These levels are as follows:

  • Appeal for reconsideration. This is the first appeal option if you have been denied on your initial application for benefits. The appeal must occur within 60 days of the notice of denial.
  • Hearing before administrative law judge. If your reconsideration has been denied, you may appeal through a hearing process.
  • Appeals Council review. If your claim has been denied a third time, you may engage with the Appeals Council, which will review the administrative law judge’s ruling for errors or misinterpretations of the law.
  • Federal district court lawsuit. This is the final appeal option for claimants, to be utilized if your claim has been denied by the Appeals Council. If you still are not awarded benefits after this step, your next option is to start over with a new claim plus back pay.

Experienced legal advice, every step of the way

While applying for SSD benefits can be a complex and stressful process, it’s important for you to know that you have many legal options along the way. If you find yourself facing a denial, there are a number of things that you can do to continue your pursuit of SSD benefits for you and your family. Social Security law is one of our main areas of practice, and you can learn more by visiting our Social Security overview page.

Speak with our Oklahoma City Social Security attorneys today

The complex nature of the SSD system helps ensure that only those who need benefits receive them, but you can make the process easier by working with one of the attorneys at Stipe, Harper, Laizure, Uselton, Belote, Maxcey & Thetford. When you contact our offices, we will even provide you with a free consultation. Call us today to get started.