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 SSDI 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 Las Vegas SSDI appeals lawyer. Shook & Stone helps individuals file SSDI appeals in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada.
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 experienced Las Vegas SSDI appeals attorney has.
What to Expect at Your Appeal Hearing
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 SSDI appeals lawyers in Las Vegas can prepare you for this hearing so you present a clear and accurate testimony.
- Medical experts
- Vocational expert
- Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)
Call a Las Vegas SSDI Appeals Attorney Today
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. Call now to speak with a Las Vegas SSDI appeals lawyer.