Appeals of Denials Hearings
Cleveland Social Security Attorneys Represent You in Appeals
Cleveland Social Security disability attorneys do not take “no” for an answer
Unfortunately, it is very common for Social Security disability claims to be denied when you first apply for benefits and during the initial levels of appeal. However, if you pursue your claim with the help of an experienced attorney, your claim may be granted.
If your claim was denied despite a qualifying disability, the attorneys of Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A. (NRS) aggressively pursue your benefits through all levels of appeal. With more than 150 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys have the expertise and skill to win — we don’t take “no” for an answer when representing clients who are entitled to benefits.
How to appeal if your Social Security disability claim is denied
If your claim for disability benefits is unfairly denied, a Cleveland Social Security disability lawyer at NRS can help you through all four basic levels of appeal:
- Reconsideration. Reconsideration is a complete review of your claim by a claims examiner who did not make the first decision. Our attorneys can help you gather your medical and work evidence to present a more convincing claim. Since this level of appeal is made to the SSA, do not be discouraged if your claim is still denied.
- Hearings. The second level of appeal is a hearing that takes place before an administrative law judge. The hearing is like a mini-trial — you can present new evidence, testify and offer testimony from witnesses including medical and vocational experts. The attorneys of NRS can help you win this level of appeal by gathering supporting evidence, finding supporting witnesses and questioning them before the judge, and preparing you to give helpful testimony.
- Appeals Council. If your claim is still denied at the hearing, our lawyers may request a review by the Social Security Appeals Council. The Appeals Council examines your claim and either denies your request for review, returns your claim to an administrative law judge for another review or reviews your claim itself.
- Federal court review. If your claim is denied at all other levels, the final option is to file a lawsuit in a federal district court.
Experienced disability appeals attorneys on your side
If your application for Social Security disability benefits is denied, contact an attorney who can help you file an immediate appeal. You must request an appeal in writing within 60 days from your denial, or you may lose your right to benefits altogether. At NRS, our lawyers pursue benefits on your behalf through the diligent, aggressive measures needed when dealing with the Social Security Administration. For a free consultation, call the attorneys of Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A. toll-free at 1.855.GOT.HURT (1.855.468.4878) or contact us by filling out our No-Risk Consultation form.