If your claim for social security disability was denied, don’t give up! The good news is that most of my clients who were turned down for benefits end up winning their claim after hiring me.
I have a national practice and can handle an appeal of a Denial in any state.
Generally, you have 60 days to file an appeal of a denial of a claim for social security disability benefits. Some exceptions apply, and often I can get an extension of the time to file an appeal. For a free evaluation of your claim and to see if I can help you with your appeal, simply fill out the form below and submit. You will be contacted right away.
What We Do for Our Clients:
We routinely do the following for our clients who have been turned down for social security disability:
- We contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) to determine the “level” of the client’s claim and file the appropriate appeal. We file most all of our appeals online directly to the SSA.
- We file with the SSA all Forms and paperwork needed for a decision to be made on the claim. These forms can include a Disability Report Form 3368; a Work History Report Form 3369; and Medical and Job Worksheet; a Disability Report Form 3368, etc.
- Once an adjudicator or a representative from O.D.A.R. is assigned to the case, we continue to work with the adjudicator or representative to provide the documentation and evidence necessary for a ruling on the claim as soon as possible.
- We contact all of the client’s medical providers (doctors, hospitals, etc.) and request all medical records that will help document our client’s disabilities.
- We submit these medical records to SSA. To speed up the process we usually scan the records in our office and submit the scanned documents to the SSA using a specially designated barcode that SSA provides us.
- If appropriate, we file a Motion for an “On the Record” decision. If granted, this will allow our client to start receiving social security disability benefits sooner, without the necessity of a court Hearing.
- If appropriate, we file a “Dire Need” Request with the SSA, requesting that a decision be made as soon as possible because of financial or other difficulties our client is experiencing.
- We continue to contact the adjudicator or the Administrative Law Judge’s office via phone, letters and emails to make sure that our client’s case is being worked on and not “put on the back burner.”
- If a Hearing is scheduled before an Administrative Law Judge, attorney Louis B. Lusk or another qualified and experienced disability attorney will appear the Hearing with the client to present evidence and argue the case to the Judge.
- If a Favorable decision is made and our client is granted disability benefits, we work with the payment processing center to coordinate payment of disability checks to our clients.
- Most importantly, we maintain contact with our client to keep the client fully informed of the case, every step of the way. We return phone calls!
What We Charge
There is not attorney fee of any kind unless and until we win your claim and you are awarded back benefits. In that case, the attorney fee is 25% of the back benefits only, subject to a statutory fee cap. Normally SSA withholds the attorney fee amount and sends us the fee directly. If no back benefits are awarded there is no attorney fee at all when you work with our Atlanta Social Security Disability Law Firm.