How to Appeal Your Disability Claim
Your Lawrence disability attorney will advise you that the denial letter you receive from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will contain instructions about how to appeal your claim. The initial appeal you may request is a “reconsideration;” if the initial reconsideration is denied you have 60 days within which to request your second appeal, which consists of a hearing before an administrative law judge.
You and Your Lawrence Disability Attorney Have Three Options when Appealing:
1. Place a telephone call to the SSA, thereby initiating an appeal that will take place by mail and phone.
2. Request an appeal in person at the SSA office. The Administration will want a photocopy of the letter of denial, and you will need to receive signed documentation that your appeal was received within the time limit.
3. Initiate an online appeal at https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/iAppeals/ap001.jsp. Print a copy of the appeal receipt to ensure that you and your Lawrence disability attorney have proof your appeal was received on time.
Missing the 60 Day Deadline
Appealing within the time limit is crucial. If your appeal is late you will be required to submit a new application with the result that some back benefits may be lost. Usually, reaching the administrative law judge hearing level quickly is beneficial, so your Lawrence disability lawyer will advise filing your appeals as soon as possible.
Understanding appeals and their associated time limits is important. A Lawrence disability lawyer has the experience and knowledge necessary to help you navigate the process successfully. Contact Gerard A. Palma by calling 888-295-4955 to schedule a free consultation.