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What Happens If My Claim For Social Security Disability Benefits is Denied?
If your claim has been denied, our attorneys can assist you with the process of appealing the decision. There are several steps involved in the complex appeals process. The first step in the process is the reconsideration review, but most claims are denied again during this stage. Many claims are approved during the next step, which is a hearing before an administrative law judge. You will be given a chance to present evidence that supports your claim to a judge, who will decide whether or not to approve your claim.
If the judge denies your claim, the next step is approaching the Appeals Council to request a review of your claim. The Appeals Council has the authority to either agree with the judge’s ruling or overrule the judge’s decision and award you SSI or SSD benefits. But the Appeals Council can also decide not to review your case at all. The final step in the process is filing a civil suit in federal court. You will only need to take this step if your claim is denied by the Appeals Council or if the Appeals Council chooses not to review your appeal.