Law Office of Ellene Welsh
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Why Was My Social Security Disability Claim Denied?

If your initial Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim has been denied, there is no need to panic. Most people do not realize that a majority of applications are initially turned down. You still have a chance to obtain the benefits you need, but it is time to consult with a lawyer.

When Your SSD or SSI Claim Is Denied

At the Law Office of Ellene Welsh, we aggressively pursue appeals for clients whose initial Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income claims have been denied. Attorney Ellene Welsh has been practicing law since 1988. She understands the appeals process and knows the people who work in the Social Security Administration. Call us at 770-489-3456 to schedule a free initial consultation. From our office in Douglasville, we serve clients throughout West Georgia

Skillfully Handling Denied Disability Claims

When your claim is denied, you have 60 days to file an appeal. As your attorney, Ellene Welsh will file a Request for Reconsideration. If that is also denied, she will request and represent you at a hearing. Our firm will work diligently to ease your stress by:

  • Gathering the appropriate information
  • Writing insightful briefs for your case
  • Presenting your arguments persuasively
  • Preparing you for any hearings

At this point, your job is to concentrate on your medical treatment; let us handle the appeals process.

Gathering Important Medical Evidence Electronically

To obtain benefits, you need to prove your physical or mental disability. When you retain our services, we will distribute questionnaires to various doctors. Since all Social Security files are now electronic, when we receive medical evidence, we scan it into electronic files using barcodes obtained from a field office, state disability adjudicator or hearing office. Because accuracy is critical when dealing with medical evidence, and the process of acquiring the necessary information is complex, this is not something to attempt on your own.

Serving Clients in Douglasville and West Georgia

Although a denied disability claim can be disheartening, it is not the end of the road. Our firm can help walk you through the appeals process and will be by your side each step of the way. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

We pursue Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no attorney fees until we secure financial assistance for you.