Shelnutt & Varner, Attorneys at Law

Social Security Disability Appeals

It is estimated that the Social Security Administration regularly denies two-thirds of all initial applications for Social Security disability benefits. If over half of these denials are overturned and eventually granted, how can injured workers ensure they get the benefits they deserve right when they need them most?

You can start by hiring an experienced Social Security disability attorney to help guide you through the appeals process. You have a right to representation, and a right to know why your claim was denied. To discuss your rights, please call The Shelnutt Law Firm for a free consultation: 256-547-4988.

The Appeals Process

To appeal a denied Social Security disability application, a written request must be submitted within 60 days from the date you receive notice of denial. The Shelnutt Law Firm can handle all of the red tape and make sure the proper forms reach the proper administrative destinations. We can help you prepare for the appeals hearing and let you know what to expect. It is our goal to get the court to award you the benefits you deserve without having to jump through hoops.

Options for appeal hearings from the Social Security Appeals Council include:

  • Hearing by an administrative law judge
  • Review by the Appeals Council
  • Federal court review

Our legal team will interview witnesses and your physicians, and evaluate the details surrounding your accident. We’ll go over the disability qualification rules carefully and organize the evidence proving you qualify for benefits. We’ll handle all of the paperwork and steps regarding your disability qualification dispute. We’ll attempt to demonstrate that you are in fact disabled and that the time frame of your injury falls within the parameters for benefits.

At The Shelnutt Law Firm, we believe injured workers deserve to be taken care of by the administration that they’ve paid into for years. In your time of need, the last thing you want is to have to fight tooth and nail for benefits that are rightfully yours. Let our attorneys handle the appeals process and work hard to get you your benefits.

If you’d like to learn more about the Social Security disability program and process, visit the Social Security Online website.

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Attorneys at The Shelnutt Law Firm have the skills and background you need to secure a successful appeal. Let us handle the appeal process for you. Please contact our legal team via our Web form or call 256-547-4988 today to set up a free personal consultation.

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