If you applied for benefits and received a Notice of Disapproved Claim, Notice of Reconsideration or Notice of Federal Reviewing Official Decision and disagree with the decision reached in regard to your claim, you can file an appeal in various ways.
How do I file an appeal?
To properly file a disability appeal, you will need to complete a disability report and sign medical release forms along with your request for an appeal. The Social Security Administration will then send your case to the State Disability Determination Services Office, where a complete review of medical records will be completed and a new decision will be made regarding your case.
You will be notified in writing in regard to their decision. There are further steps that can be taken in the appeal process if you are still not satisfied with the outcome of your claim, a hearing, appeals council review and then a district court case. You will need to hire a lawyer if you reach the district court case.