Philadelphia Social Security Appeals Attorney

Was your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) denied? If so, we urge you to continue fighting for benefits. The vast majority of SSDI applicants are denied benefits after their initial application. Skilled Philadelphia Social Security appeals lawyer Perry Liss, who operates as of counsel to our firm, can represent you at the appellate level and help you obtain the benefits you need.

Of counsel attorney Perry Liss at Kenneth L. Baritz & Associates, P.C., provides skilled representation in Social Security Disability appeals. We understand the frustration you may be experiencing after a denied Social Security claim. We are dedicated to obtaining benefits on your behalf. Contact an Upper Darby Social Security Disability appeals attorney to schedule a free consultation.

SSDI Claim Denied? Do Not Give Up.

It can take anywhere from three to five months to hear a decision regarding your initial application for SSDI. The length of time it takes to receive a decision can vary depending on several factors, but is primarily based on:

  • The nature of your disability
  • How quickly we obtain medical evidence to support your qualifying SSD condition
  • Whether it is necessary to conduct a medical examination to obtain evidence to support your claim
  • If your claim is randomly selected for quality assurance review

Remember, the majority of SSDI applicants are denied after the initial application. Most often, Social Security denies claims because they determine that the person does not have a qualifying medical condition. This can be very frustrating for people who are living with a disability.

If you have been denied benefits, then you can move forward in the appeal process. The appeal process consists of:

  • Filing a Request for Consideration with the Social Security Administration. You have 65 days from the date of the denial to file the request.
  • If the Request for Consideration is denied, you can request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). You have 65 days from the date of the denial to request the hearing.
  • If the ALJ denies your request for benefits, you can appeal to the Appeals Council. In most cases, you have 65 days from the date of the denial to request an appeal with the Appeals Council.
  • If the Appeals Council denies your request for benefits, you will need to file a lawsuit in Federal District Court.

Most claimants receive a favorable resolution before reaching the federal level. However, our law firm will stand with you all the way to Federal Court if necessary.

Contact a Social Security Disability Lawyer

If you need more information about appealing the Social Security Administration's decision regarding a denied claim, or if you would like to schedule a free consultation with Perry Liss at Kenneth L. Baritz & Associates, P.C., call us locally at 215-557-8608 or toll free at 866-415-6588 or contact us online.