Appealing Denied SSDI Claims: What You Need To Know
Your Right To An Appeal
If your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits was denied in Alabama, it is important to know that you have the right to appeal. The appeals process can be complicated and time-consuming, but with the right information and preparation, you can put yourself in a better position to win approval on appeal.
Submit A Request For Reconsideration
The first step in the appeals process is to submit a Request for Reconsideration within 60 days of your denial. This request should include any new information you want to be considered, such as updated medical records and statements from treating doctors. It is important to be thorough, as incomplete forms can lead to further delays or denials.
If Reconsideration Is Denied
If your reconsideration request is denied, you have the right to file an appeal with the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). At ODAR, an Administrative Law Judge will review your case and make a decision regarding your disability status based on the evidence presented at the hearing. An attorney who specializes in Social Security disability law can help strengthen your case by ensuring that all necessary evidence has been properly submitted, and by identifying any flaws in the original decision.
Length Of Appeals Process For SSDI
The appeals process can be lengthy, taking up to a year or more in some cases. However, with the right information and preparation, you can increase your chances of winning approval on appeal. And if you decide to pursue an appeal, remember that help is available from experienced SSDI attorneys who understand how to successfully navigate the appeals process in Alabama.
Get Help For Your SSDI Appeal
If you need help with filing an appeal for your denied SSDI claim in Alabama, Walton Law can provide experienced legal assistance and representation. Walton Law provides personalized advocacy to individuals throughout the state of Alabama who is seeking disability benefits. Our team has extensive knowledge about the appeals process and can help guide you through every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.
We look forward to helping you with your Social Security Disability Insurance appeal in Alabama!