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SSD Appeals

Have you been denied SSD benefits?

If you or your loved one has had your Social Security Disability (SSD) application denied, our firm wants you to know that we can help you exercise your right to appeal decisions reached by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Application denials are common, with reported denial rates of more than 80%. Although some denials may be legitimate, many more are the result of simple human error, bureaucratic blunders, procedural mistakes, lack of sufficient information or documentation, and many other factors.

Regardless of the reasons behind a denial, the results can devastate individuals and families in need. By working with our Maryland Social Security disability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos, P.C., you can receive the support you need to strengthen your claim and appeal your denial.

SSD Appeals Process

The SSA provides all applicants who were denied SSD benefits the opportunity to dispute decisions and have the claim re-evaluated. In order to appeal, written requests must be submitted within 60 days from the date a decision was received. The appeals process is divided into four levels:

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

Your claim will be reviewed in its entirety by either the SSA or by Disability Determination Services, depending on the circumstances involved. When preparing for an SSD, our Maryland social security disability attorneys fully investigate your original claim, evaluate the reasons behind the denial and work to address them in a timely and competent manner. Familiar with the common reasons why claims are denied and with the methods that can be used to improve your claim, bolster your supporting evidence and increase your chances for approval, our legal team can prove indispensable during your appeal.

Compassionate Assistance and Experienced Representation

When handling SSD appeals, our legal team is fully aware of the elevated stakes involved and the need to successfully resolve your case and obtain the benefits you need. In order to achieve a successful case outcome, our attorneys draw from extensive experience with the SSA system and the SSD process to provide effective and compassionate legal assistance.

If you would like to learn more about how our legal team can assist you during the SSD appeals process, contact The Law Offices of Peter Angelos, P.C. today.