If you receive a letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) denying your disability claim, it’s likely you’ll want to appeal it. The letter sent by the SSA will advise you on how to do that.
You're required to send an appeal request in writing to the SSA, and it must be received by the agency within 60 days of your receipt of the SSA’s decision about your claim. Because the appeals process can be complicated and time-consuming, it’s important to hire an experienced SS disability attorney who can help with your denied claim.
The Four Levels of Appeal
In general, the appeals process has four levels:
- Hearing by an administrative law judge
- Review by the Appeals Council
- Federal Court Review
Our Disability Attorneys Handle Claims Appeals
Some, but not all, technical denials can be appealed. Examples of appealable errors include:
- An error in calculating assets and income
- Not working long enough or recently enough to qualify for SSDI
- Exceeding the income threshold for an SSI claim
There is only a 60 day window from the date you receive your denial notice in which you can file an appeal. If you believe your disability benefits claim was denied in error and you would like to appeal, contact Cuddigan Law today to discuss your case. You can also order a FREE copy of our book, 5 Deadly Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Social Security Disability Case, for more information.