Yes, you have the right to appeal the denial of an application for Social Security Disability benefits. There are several opportunities to appeal an application that is repeatedly denied, but we’d like to help you gain approval as soon as possible
First, it’s important to know that you are not alone. More than half of the SSD applicants in New York who are now receiving benefits obtained approval only after appealing an initial decision to reject their claim.
If a claim has been denied, the applicant may request a reconsideration. This is simply having another application specialist review your claim. Additional levels of appeal include:
- A hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ).
- A hearing before a disability review board.
- A hearing in federal court.
Each level of appeal is more formal than the previous and, beginning at the ALJ hearing, you are allowed to present new evidence and testimony.
In some cases, an initial claim is denied because of a mistake or an omission from the application. Sometimes additional medical information is necessary to persuade claims reviewers that your condition matches a disability recognized by the Social Security Administration.
A Ginarte law firm attorney can review your application for SSD benefits and identify how it may be strengthened for an appeal. Our lawyers also represent claimants at hearings that are necessary to obtain the benefits they deserve.