When you have been denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), there are a few options available to you. If you choose to pursue a Daytona Beach SSDI appeal, it is helpful to have the assistance of an experienced attorney.
SSDI is one of several federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. Operated by the Social Security Administration, qualified individuals may receive monthly benefit checks for themselves and their eligible family members. When applying for SSDI, you will need to submit an application as well as other documentation and medical information to prove eligibility. If you have applied for SSDI and the Social Security Administration has decided that you are not eligible, you can file a Daytona Beach SSDI appeal.
The Four Levels Of SSDI Appeal
- Hearing by an administrative law judge
- Review by the Appeals Council
- Federal Court Review
Do I Need An Attorney For A Daytona Beach SSDI Appeal?
While you can appeal at most levels without legal representation, given the complexity of the situation it is beneficial to have the assistance of an experienced attorney every step of the way.
Reconsideration: How An Attorney Can Help
An appeal at the reconsideration stage can be requested online through the Social Security Administration’s website. During reconsideration, your claim will be reviewed by the state agency contracted by the Social Security Administration. If your attorney believes that there is new evidence that will help your case, they will recommend this level of appeal.
Daytona Beach SSDI Appeal: An Administrative Hearing
An administrative hearing will be presided over by an administrative law judge who had no part in the initial review of your case. When you choose legal representation from Culbertson Law Group, your attorney will be by your side for the entire process, from the preparation of your case to the day of the hearing and beyond.
Review By The Appeals Council
If your administrative hearing does not end in your favor or has been dismissed, you can request a review by the Appeals Council. The Appeals Council may make a decision on your case, or may send it back to the administrative law judge for additional review.
Federal Court Review
If you do not agree with the decision of the Appeals Council or if the Appeals Council has decided not to review your case, your attorney can file a civil suit in a federal district court.
The attorneys at Culbertson Law Group have extensive experience providing representation at every stage of the Daytona Beach SSDI appeal process. Our office is home to two of the ten attorneys in the state of Florida who are certified for Social Security Disability law, so you can be confident in your decision. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.