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How to Appeal

Social Security Appeals and The Appeals Council Procedure

Learn about the next steps in thedisability appealprocess if your benefits have been denied, called theSocial Security AppealsProcess.

After the Hearing Stage and if your request for Social Security Benefits was denied, you can now approach the Appeals Council for a Social Security disability appeal. The Appeals Council has the authority to either agree with the Hearing Judge’s ruling, or overrule the Judge’s decision and enact your SSI or SSD Benefits.

At the Disability appeal stage, it is imperative for you to hire a qualifiedSocial Security Disability Attorneysince this step is done in writing, and not by oral testimony like a trial.