The Social Security Disability Insurance application process is lengthy and time-consuming. Many applicants become discouraged over the confusing nature of the complex process. Handling it on your own without the help of an experienced attorney ignores not only the complexity, but also the power of an influential government bureaucracy.
At Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, L.L.P., our legal team possesses a combined 200-plus years in representing Georgia residents secure the compensation they deserve. From personal injury claims to the wrongful, work-related death of a loved one, they are focused on the best outcome.
How Does The Disability Process Work?
In the process of applying for SSDI benefits, they remain at the side of their clients every step of the way, including:
- Initial application — Regardless of the extent of your disability, your initial application will be denied as most are. However, careful planning and attention to every detail is still important in an appeal.
- Request for reconsideration — Within 60 days of a denied application, you can file a request for a reconsideration. While many requests are denied, additional options exist.
- Administrative law judge hearing — After the denial of a reconsideration, the hearing before an administrative law judge represents the first chance to present your case to an official of the Social Security Administration.
- Appeals — Cases turned down by the administrative law judge go before the appeals council. Successful appeals are sent back to a new administrative law judge. Additional appeals may go to federal district court.
You have worked too hard to have rightful benefits denied to you because of a disability. Call 888-469-4173 for a free consultation or complete the online form. From offices in Macon, Albany and Warner Robins, we help clients statewide in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. You will owe no fees unless we recover compensation for you.