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Pennsylvania SSD Appeals Lawyers

If There Is Any Way to Win Your Case, We Will Work Hard to Find It

Has an Administrative Law Judge ruled against you in a Social Security disability hearing? Now is not the time to give up. You have the right to a review by the Social Security Administration Appeals Council.

The Pennsylvania SSD appeals lawyers at Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law, P.C. have many years of experience representing individuals who go through the appeals process. Our attorneys have a proven record of positive results.

To discuss your case with our team, call (610) 382-5200 or email us.

The SSDI Appeals Process

There are four levels of appeal available to those who have been denied Social Security disability benefits.

The four successive levels of appeal include:

  • Reconsideration
  • Hearing
  • Appeals Council review
  • Federal court case

If your initial application for benefits is denied, your claim will be moved to a reconsideration phase. Your claim will be reviewed once more by the Social Security Administration. If this phase also results in rejection, you may present your case at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ. If the judge rules against you, you may request that the SSA Appeals Court reviews your case. The final state, if the counsel once again rejects your claim, is filing a lawsuit in federal court.

Time Limit for Appeals

You generally have 60 days after you have received the SSA’s decision to ask for an appeal. If you do not appeal on time, the Appeals Council may choose to dismiss your claim. This could result in the forfeiture of your right to any further review. If you are late in filing an appeal, the Appeals Council may choose to extend the time limit if you can provide a good reason as to why you were late.

Disagreement with the Appeals Court’s Decision

If the Appeals Court issues an unfavorable decision or denies your request for review, you have the right to file for a judicial review of the SSA Appeals Court in a federal district court. This is the last level of the appeals process.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

Dealing with the government in any aspect can be frustrating. When you are simply trying to get the social security benefits that you are entitled to, having an attorney fighting in your corner can relieve the stress and worry. Our Pennsylvania SDD appeals lawyers can help you through the entire process, gathering medical information, representing you in a clear and concise manner, and ensuring all the proper paperwork is filled out correctly and on time.

No matter what stage of appeals you find yourself in, it is crucial to have an experienced attorney helping you through the process. At Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law, P.C., we are ready and able to serve as your advocate during this time.

Call (610) 382-5200 today for reliable guidance through the SSDI appeals process.

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We encourage you to reach out to our Pennsylvania appeals attorneys no matter what stage of the process you are at. Whether you are just starting an application or wish to appeal a decision, we can help you with any Social Security matter you are facing. Your initial consultation with our team is free and unless we successfully resolve your case, you owe us nothing. There is no risk to get started, so call today.