This is a review of your claim by someone who was not involved in the original decision. Your original evidence is reviewed along with any new information you provide.
These hearings take place in the Social Security Administration's offices. At this stage, you get to present your evidence before a judge who will issue a ruling. Most cases are won at this level.
If the ALJ denies your case, you may ask the Appeal Council for a review. At this stage, the Appeals Council may return your case to the ALJ for a new hearing.
If you disagree with the Appeals Council decision, you can file a awsuit in Federal District Court. You must have an attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court in Alabama to represent you at this level.
No matter where you are in the appeals process, you are strongly encouraged to get legal help. If you were denied, your case isn't over; contact us for a free evaluation.
If you received a denial letter, the clock is ticking. You only have 60 days to file an appeal. Don't miss this important deadline!
Your hearing is often the most critical stage in your case. This hearing before the Administrative Law Judge is the best chance to present your evidence in person. It's very important that you and your evidence are fully prepared. If you've received a denial letter, we strongly recommend you call us for help.
Social Security sometimes brings in expert witnesses to provide testimony. Our attorneys know how to present evidence to help your chances and to cross-examine these experts, if necessary.
Social Security's own statistics show you have a better chance of winning disability benefits when you have representation. Since there are no legal fees if you don't win benefits, the decision to get legal help is an easy one.
The attorneys at Hill & Jordan have the experience and knowledge of disability law to help with your appeal. Contact us now for a free evaluation of your claim.Need a Lawyer?