Were You Denied Disability Benefits? We Can Help.
If you are suffering from an injury or illness that prevents you from working, you may rely on Social Security Disability payments to support your needs and your family’s welfare. As a result, it can be devastating to learn that your disability claim has been rejected.
In Arizona, individuals whose Social Security Disability (SSD) claims have been denied can appeal these unfavorable decisions and secure the benefits they deserve. Our team of dedicated attorneys at the Matt Fendon Law Group have the legal experience you need to help you navigate the appeals process efficiently. We have successfully represented Arizonans throughout the state, obtaining favorable results since 2008.
Schedule an initial consultation at 800-229-3880 to learn how we can assist you with your SSD appeal.
Steps Involved In The Appeals Process
The appeals process can be intimidating to undertake if you are not familiar with state protocols. When you consult with our firm, we will examine your rejection letter, study your initial claim and develop an effective strategy for your SSD appeal.
We will remain by your side as you take these steps to appeal your rejection:
- The first step to start your appeal is to submit what is known as a request for reconsideration. We can fill out the paperwork for you so that you do not have to worry about it. In reconsideration, a new case examiner will examine your file and determine if you are eligible for benefits.
- If your request is denied or if the new case examiner denies you benefits, we can then request a hearing in front of an administrative law judge, then go to the Social Security office to make copies of the agency’s file to prepare for your hearing.
- At this point, it generally takes 12 to 16 months from the day you request a hearing to secure a hearing date. When the hearing takes place, you are proving your case to a judge, rather than a defense attorney. A judge is going to question you about your case. A good lawyer can help you prepare for those questions.
It is common for disability claims to be denied, and the appeals process can be lengthy and complex. With our assistance, you can rest assured that your paperwork is complete and submitted on time and that you are ready for your hearing.
Disability Claim Denied? We Can Help.
We know that your disability claim concerns are important; that is why we are available to answer your questions during the day or at night. Our lawyers answer client inquiries 24/7.
Call us at 800-229-3880 or send us an email to schedule a free claim assessment. We proudly serve injured individuals throughout the state from our offices in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Prescott Valley and Tucson. Connect with us today.