The Appeals Process for Social Security Disability

Oklahoma City Social Security Disability Attorney

If you were recently denied Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income, an attorney at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote can help you file an appeal. There are four primary steps in the appeals process for a claimant who has been denied disability benefits. With the legal experience and resources to properly handle your appeal, a Social Security Disability lawyer at our law firm can help you properly file your appeal while protecting your rights every step of the way.

The following is a basic outline of the appeals process:

  • Reconsideration - if your initial disability claim was denied, you will need to complete a Request for Reconsideration and an Appeal Disability Report. Once these forms are filed, your case will be sent to the State Disability Determination Services office, where your medical records will be reviewed and a new decision will be made regarding the case.
  • Hearing - if the initial appeal was denied, the next step is to complete a Request for Hearing by Administrative Law Judge and an Appeal Disability Report. You will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face during a disability hearing with the Administrative Law Judge of the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, who will review all information and evidence to make a decision.
  • Appeals Council Review - if you are not satisfied with the decision reached by the Administrative Law Judge, the next step will be to complete a Request for Review of Decision/Order of Administrative Law Judge, which must be completed and submitted to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review for a review of the Judge's decision.
  • District Court Case - the final step in the appeals process must be completed with the help of an attorney. Your attorney will need to file a case against Social Security in District Court regarding your denied claim.

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Get the legal support and guidance you need through the appeals process. Our firm is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has nearly 50 years of combined experience. For help with your appeal, do not hesitate to get the assistance you need.

Contact the proven Oklahoma City Social Security Disability lawyers at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote to learn more about appealing your SSD decision.

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