Representation for a Crucial Step in the SSD Process
Filing the initial application is the first step in the Social Security Disability (SSD) process. However, only about 25 percent of applications are approved on the first attempt. If you received a denial, the next step is to apply for reconsideration. It is very common for people to be denied at reconsideration as well.
Burge & Burge, PC, often receives requests for help after people are denied at the initial application and reconsideration stages. Our attorneys can review your application and medical evidence to help you prepare for the hearing with an administrative law judge. Working with a Social Security Disability attorney before this hearing is usually a good idea.
Please contact our office at 205-545-8291 to schedule an appointment with our Birmingham attorneys for Social Security hearings. Your consultation is free.
The Hearing After Denied SSD Benefits
If you have been denied SSD benefits after the reconsideration stage, you may request a disability hearing before an administrative law judge. There is a 60-day deadline to request this hearing, so you must act quickly.
At the hearing, the administrative law judge will review your case as well as any new information you have gathered. Compiling the necessary medical reports and forms for a disability hearing is a time-consuming process. An experienced SSD lawyer can help you gather this information and present a strong case to the judge.
The judge will ask you questions about your condition(s) and their impact on your life and ability to work. We will represent you at the hearing and help you explain your need for benefits to the judge. Because of our experience, we know how to answer the judge's questions effectively and how to prepare you to answer them.
For a free consultation with an Alabama Social Security Disability attorney, please call 205-545-8291 or contact us online today.