If you've been injured at work or have suffered the onset of a debilitating illness, you may find yourself permanently disabled and unable to work as you once did. Filing a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim may be your only option to cover both medical and living expenses. Unfortunately, many initial claims are denied by the Social Security Administration leaving people to wonder what their next step should be.
My Disability Claim Was Denied. What Can I Do?
The denial of your disability claim may come as a shock. After all, you have a medical condition that should certainly qualify you for benefits. Do not be discouraged. A majority of disability claims are initially denied. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to appeal the denial and secure much-needed financial assistance.
At The Bollinger Law Firm, P.C., in Charlotte, North Carolina, we are prepared to help you with your denied SSDI and SSI claims. We are a full-service Social Security Disability law firm with a demonstrated track record of success in appeals. We will support you from day one of your case through all administrative hearings.
Appealing a Denied Disability Claim
If your initial application was denied, we can file a Request for Reconsideration on your behalf. However, it is very common for the Request for Reconsideration to be denied as well.
The next step is a hearing before a judge — a setting in which an attorney acting on your behalf is invaluable. You will be placed under oath and asked to testify in a hearing room with a judge, a court reporter and perhaps a vocational or medical expert. You will be questioned both by your attorney and the judge.
Why Should I Choose The Bollinger Law Firm, P.C.?
Our firm knows what information the judge needs to make the fairest possible determination in your Social Security Disability case. We know how to question a medical expert, a vocational expert, or anyone else whose testimony may be important to your appeal.
We also know how to present information concerning your medical condition in such a way as to put your claim in the best possible light. And most importantly, we are ready and willing to appeal your case through the administrative process and in federal court if necessary.
Contact us to arrange a free consultation. We will explain the process, answer your questions and outline your options. Our office is easily accessible for those with disabilities. Free parking is available.