Even if your initial Social Security Disability (SSD) claim is denied, that does not mean that you do not have a valid claim or that you have to give up. Under the law, you have the right to appeal a denied SSD claim. While the Social Security Administration will rarely encourage the claimant to pursue an appeal, it is important to explore your options under the law with an experienced attorney.
At Zebley, Mehalov & White, P.C., our firm is committed to helping people throughout southwestern Pennsylvania who have been disabled, including people who have had their disability claims denied. Our lawyers can help you pursue an appeal of your denied claim. It is important to act as quickly as possible, since you only have 60 days to request a hearing after a denied initial application.
Why It Is Helpful To Have An Attorney During The Appeal Process
Do not be discouraged by the initial denial, since many claims are approved on appeal. You have a better chance of winning an appeal if you are represented by counsel. Due to the complexities of the process, you need an attorney who knows what to do and when to do it.
Often, ambiguous and inaccurate information is a reason that an initial claim is denied. We can work with your doctor to make sure his or her records reflect the situation accurately and to make sure that the medical language supports the claim.
If you have to appeal to an administrative law judge, we will make sure that you are prepared for this step and represent you throughout the process.
Contact Us To Go Through The Process Confidently
If you have had your initial Social Security Disability claim denied, please contact the Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Social Security Disability attorneys at Zebley, Mehalov & White, P.C. We can be reached by phone toll free at 877-439-9200 or by filling out our intake form.