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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.

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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.