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Appealing A Denied Social Security Disability Claim

Many people filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) payments or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are disheartened when their initial claim is denied. They do not realize that a majority of these applications are initially turned down. Fortunately, a denial is not necessarily the final answer.

Vigorously Pursuing Your SSD or SSI Claim

At the Law Office of Ellene Welsh, we are prepared to appeal your SSD or SSI denial and pursue your case through an appeal to help you get the benefits you and your family need. Our firm has a strong track record of success handling SSD and SSI appeals in Douglasville, Columbus and throughout West Georgia.

Call us at 770-489-3456 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Levels of SSD and SSI Appeals

Applicants can file an initial claim at a local Social Security Administration office. If your claim is denied, speak to a skilled lawyer about the appeals process. The various levels of an appeal include:

  • Reconsideration: Filing a formal Request for Reconsideration involves gathering all relevant medical evidence and other documentation, which will be evaluated by a new Social Security administrator.
  • Hearing: If reconsideration is not successful, we will petition for a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ) who will determine whether or not you are fit to work. Experienced attorney Ellene Welsh will prepare you for this hearing and remain by your side throughout the duration of the process.
  • Appeals Council: If the administrative judge rejects your claim at the hearing, our firm will request a review by the Social Security Administration’s Appeals Council.

If the administrative appeals process is not successful, you then have the option of filing a federal court appeal.

Experienced Legal Representation From an Experienced Lawyer

If you are seeking assistance with an SSI or SSD appeal, we can help. Our firm has in-depth knowledge of Social Security benefits and knows how to write persuasive appellate briefs. Contact us online, or call our office at 770-489-3456, to schedule a free initial consultation.

We handle appeals cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no attorney fees until we secure SSD or SSI benefits for you.