Our legal team handles all phases of disability appeals, including representing clients at disability hearings. When you partner with us, we will guide you through the process. As dedicated advocates of the disabled, we are committed to helping you obtain the benefits you need and deserve. Well-versed in the eligibility requirements for disability benefits, we have a proven history of helping our clients obtain the benefits they deserve. When you become our client, you will have peace of mind knowing that your disability benefits claim is in good hands with your best interests in mind.
Why are disability claims denied?
While Social Security disability benefits are designed to provide vital financial resources to individuals who cannot work due to a medical impairment, the majority of initial claims are denied for the following reasons:
- The application contained errors and omissions
- The applicant did not acquire enough work credits (SSDI)
- The impairment does not meet Social Security’s definition of a disability
- The medical information does not support the claim
- The claimant failed the means test (SSI)
If Social Security denies your claim, you will receive a letter informing you of the reason for the denial and your right to an appeal. The first step in the appeals process is filing a Request for Reconsideration within 60 days of receiving the denial letter. Within 60 days of receiving a reconsideration denial, it is necessary to request a disability hearing. Our disability lawyers can help to build a case that supports your claim and will advocate for you at the hearing. When you work with our winning legal team, you increase the likelihood of obtaining the benefits you deserve.
The only individuals that may be present at your disability hearing will be you, your attorney, the ALJ, and a hearing monitor who is in charge of the equipment in the hearing room and assists the judge, and a medical and/or vocational expert called by the ALJ.
At the hearing, you will be asked to testify about your prior work history (if any), your medical impairments, your inability to work and your daily life. The ALJ may choose to ask the questions, or the ALJ may ask your attorney to ask the questions. In either case, your attorney should always have an opportunity to ask the questions they need to create an appropriate record for your claim.
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Everyone I came into contact with at acadia was extremely knowledgeable. They walked me through the entire process – always with great professionalism and efficiency. I also felt that they stayed on top of my case and were always doing everything they could to move it forward.
Of course going through the process of filling for disability and dealing with social security, medical records and such is nothing but stressful and confusing. Every time I had a question or problem someone answered my call and was there to help me.
I am so pleased with the professionalism of this office. I tried another law firm and they were extremely rude. A family member recommended I give you a call and I’m glad I did. Acadia Disability Law Group personally helped me through the process of applying for my disability claim, and ultimately we won my case at the hearing level.