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4 appeals for Social Security Disability denials

The process for getting Social Security Disability isn't as easy as just filing an application and getting approved. In some cases, you have to file an appeal of the decision if you want to receive benefits.

The appeals process can be long and tedious. At each step, you have to be sure that you are doing things according to the requirements of the law. This can be difficult, so some people who are going through an appeal hire an attorney to represent them. Hiring a lawyer might take some of the stress off of you as you fight for the benefits that you desperately need.

The appeals process

When you file the initial appeal, it will go back for reconsideration. If the application is still denied, you can appeal again. This time, an administrative law judge hears the case. If that appeal is unsuccessful, you will appeal for a review by the Social Security Administration Appeals Council. If that is also unsuccessful, your final appeal is filing a claim in the federal court. Each of these steps in the Social Security Disability appeals process has to go in order, so you can't skip steps.

Strict time limits apply

The appeals process is often lengthy, but that doesn't mean that you have a lot of time to do each step in the process. Instead, you only have 60 days to file each appeal. The clock starts when you get the denial in the mail. However, you shouldn't wait until the last minute to do this. Instead, take quick action so that you know that you won't run out of time. You'd be surprised at how easy it is to let time slip by and before you know it, your time to appeal has passed.

Different rules, requirements and procedures

Each appeal in the process has different rules, requirements and procedures. This makes it very difficult for a person who is disabled to go through the process. In some cases, you might be able to avoid having to attend a proceeding in person, but you might have to use an alternative method like video conferencing to attend.

Since each step is so different from the others, you should make sure that you prepare for the hearing you are presently working on. Having someone familiar with these proceedings on your side will make sure you know what you need to do to prepare for each appeal.

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