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An Atlanta Social Security Disability Attorney Talks About Appealing Your Case

Posted by Louis B. Lusk | Feb 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

An Atlanta Social Security Disability Attorney Talks About Appealing Your Case

Atlanta Social Security disability attorney

If you lost your Social Security Disability case, an Atlanta Social Security disability attorney can guide you through the appeals process.

Having a claim rejected is common. It takes perseverance and a little hard work to get a claim to be accepted in the appeals process. If you work with an experienced disability attorney, you are more likely to see a reversal in your claim.

How to Appeal

Your denial letter will describe the steps you need to take to appeal. The first appeal is known as a “reconsideration.” You will request a reconsideration. If that is denied, you must request a hearing.

There are three ways to appeal:

  • Call the Social Security Administration (SSA) and arrange for your request to be filed over the phone or by mail.
  • Submit your appeal in-person at the Social Security office. Make sure you bring your denial letter.
  • Appeal online at Make sure you keep a copy of the receipt as proof of filing.

How Long You Have to Appeal

You have a window of 60 days to appeal any denied claim. It is best for you to appeal right away. The quicker you work, the quicker you will process through the system. Waiting to the last minute may result in you missing the deadline due to unforeseen circumstances, and the SSA will not likely make an exception.

Find an Attorney to Help

For more information on how to appeal your Social Security Disability case, contact Atlanta Social Security disability lawyer Louis B. Lusk at (404) 250-7000.

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Louis B. Lusk

About Louis B. Lusk – Disability Attorney Attorney Louis B. Lusk has helped thousands of disabled individuals recover Social Security disability and SSI disability benefits.  He is an active member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR), an organizat...


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