Appealing an SSD Denial
Were you denied Social Security disability benefits?
Did you know that more than half of all Social Security disability claims
are denied on the first round? The numbers may seem bleak, but don't
lose hope! Many people who received a denial were approved for benefits
the second time around. If you were denied SSD by the Social Security
Administration, Shook & Stone can help you appeal.
While many people choose self-representation for Social Security disability
cases, people who seek attorney representation have a statistically higher
chance of getting the benefits they deserve. If you have already been
denied, it is more important than ever to retain a qualified Social Security
disability attorney. Shook & Stone helps individuals file SSD appeals
in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada.
Call (888) 662-2013 for a free consultation!
The Social Security Disability Appeal Hearing
Social Security disability hearings are held before an Administrative Law
Judge (ALJ). These hearings differ slightly from the average court hearing
in formality, but they should still be taken seriously. Because SSD appeal
hearings are not actual court hearings, you do not have to be represented
by an attorney.
However, we highly recommend that you retain attorney representation. People who market themselves as "SSD advocates" are not lawyers
and will not have the breadth and depth of understanding that an attorney has.
What to Expect at Your Appeal Hearing
There probably won't be many people in the room where your hearing
takes place, but the people who could show up include:
- Medical experts
- Vocational expert
- Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)
You should be prepared to answer questions about your disability, how you
came to be disabled, your employment history, and your current medical
state. Shook & Stone's Las Vegas SSD attorneys can prepare you
for this hearing so you present a clear and accurate testimony.
Call us for a free consultation!
If you received a denial of your Social Security disability application,
you may be able to file for an appeal. We exist to help disabled individuals
get the disability benefits they need to survive. Contact us today and
we will provide you with a free, no-obligation
evaluation of your case. We look forward to hearing from you.