Taking Action When Your SSD Application Is Denied

The government routinely denies many, if not most, initial applications for Social Security Disability benefits. People generally complete the application process before they hire an attorney. Attorneys become more critical in the SSD legal process after the government denies an application.

You have the right to contest the denial of a Social Security application. To learn how, contact Social Security Disability lawyer, Marjorie Drake, in Hartford, Connecticut, for a free initial consultation.

Guiding You Through The Complex Administrative Hearing Process

If your request for review is denied, you may request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). These judges have the authority to perform an independent review of your application for benefits.

An administrative hearing is your way to contest improper denials of SSD. In most cases, a hearing will be required in order for the judge to make his or her decision. In some cases, your lawyer will file a request for a decision on the record.

If an ALJ makes an unfavorable decision, you may appeal this decision to the Appeals Council. If the Appeals Council denies your request for review, you may appeal your case in the U.S. court system.

You should know that it can take over a year from when a hearing is requested for the hearing to be scheduled. Even though this process may take considerable time, it is important to start gathering evidence immediately. We will obtain medical records and other evidence necessary to build your case.

Let Us Help You

If your SSD application was denied, contact attorney Marjorie Drake for a free initial consultation by calling 860-513-2309. She assists people with appealing a denied SSD application throughout Hartford and the Farmington Valley, including people in West Hartford and New Haven.