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The Federal Government, through the Social Security Administration(SSA) offers two benefit programs for individuals who are unable to work:
Social Security Disability (SSD)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Both programs are available to those who meet the qualifying requirements.
The Social Security Disability Team at Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C. acts to quickly process your SSD and SSI claims.
We offer a complimentary, consultation to help you evaluate your best options in getting back on track financially.
The following information is intended to inform you of the process that you may encounter when you pursue a SSD or a SSI claim on your own.
Unfortunately, even if you are obviously unable to work, filing for disability without legal help is time consuming, stressful and more than likely, yields unsuccessful results, repeatedly.
• Unfortunate Fact; it is highly probable that your initial disability claim will be denied.
• First Appeal; You may appeal an initial denial from the SSA through a formal ‘Request for Reconsideration’.
By filing a ‘Request for Reconsideration’ you may appeal your denial.
• Unfortunate Fact; the reconsideration appeal level has the lowest approval rate of all Social Security Disability case levels. Your claim, most likely will be denied again.
• Second Appeal; You may appeal a ‘reconsideration level’ denial to an Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ.
At an Administrative Law Judge Hearing, you may appeal your
‘reconsideration level’ denial to the Appeals Council.
• Unfortunate Fact; the approval rate for Appeals Council Review appeals is only about 13 percent. Your claim, most likely will be denied again.
• Final Appeal; You may appeal an Appeals Council denial, in Federal Court.
At a Federal District Court hearing, you may appeal an Appeals Council Review denial.
FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT APPEAL FACTS;
• you must pay a filing fee to federal district court
• you must adhere to strict time restraints in filing
• you may wait one year or longer for a court date
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