Disability Appeals

Most people who file for disability are initially denied. Most people, even those that are obviously deserving are forced to appeal their denial and appear at a hearing before a judge. If you have been denied, it is important that you get an attorney to help you flip the denial into an approval. If you get denied, don’t get mad, get even by hiring a lawyer to fight for your rights.

Disability Appeal – Generally speaking, there are four steps to a disability appeal. First is reconsideration. At reconsideration, we submit additional evidence and put together your case. Second, is a hearing with a judge. If you are denied at reconsideration (most people are) a judge hears your case at a live hearing. It is at this level that you or your attorney will stand up for your rights and put on the strongest case possible to show that you are disabled. Decker Griffel, LLC has represented hundreds of disability claimants at hearings. The third step is appeals counsel review. This is the final level of administrative review. The fourth step is federal court review. If the appeals council does not review your case or you disagree with the decision, your next step is to file suit in federal district court.

Decker Griffel, LLC, has helped hundreds of people appeal their denials and get the disability benefits they deserve. Give us a call to discuss your case.

We Can Help You at Any Stage of the Disability Process

We are currently accepting new Social Security disability claims. Contact us today to request a free consultation. We can help you begin the claim process from scratch or pick up where you (or your former attorney) left off. We are experienced with:
  • Filing initial applications for Disability Insurance Benefits and/or Supplemental Security Income
  • Completing Disability, Function, Work History, and Work Activity Reports
  • Filing Requests for Reconsideration
  • Filing Requests for Hearing
  • Attending hearings before Administrative Law Judges
  • Cross-examining the SSA’s vocational and medical experts
  • Filing Requests for Review of Hearing Decision/Order to the Appeals Council
  • Filing appeals to Federal District Court

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