Social Security Claims: The Advice You Need
Representing SSDI And SSI Claimants
If you have suffered an injury or have been diagnosed with a condition that is expected to keep you out of work for at least 12 months or ultimately result in your death, you are eligible to seek Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The process for securing benefits is quite complex and a majority of first-time applications are declined.
If you are seeking Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and need help with the initial application, or if your application has been denied and you need help with an appeal, be sure that you choose a Connecticut Social Security claims lawyer with the experience and the skill to get the job done right. At the law firm of Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, in North Haven, Connecticut, we represent clients in all phases of the Social Security process.
Discuss Your Social Security Disability Claim With One Of Our Attorneys
There may be no other experience that brings about more frustration than trying to get the Social Security benefits you have rightly earned. You work your entire career, faithfully pay into the program, and now, when it finally comes time to collect those benefits, the Social Security Administration is telling you that you do not qualify.
If this has happened to you, do not feel like you have no further options or that you will never receive benefits. There is a clearly defined appeals process that can be pursued in an effort to secure your benefits. Our attorneys have experience handling appeals at all levels of the system, and we know what it takes to reach a positive result for you.
A Brief Overview Of The Social Security Appeals Process
If your initial application for benefits has been denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. The following is a brief description of the appeals process:
Request a reconsideration: If your initial application is denied, you can seek a reconsideration. You only have 60 days from the date of the denial to make this request. The review will be done by a person who was not involved in reviewing your initial application.
Administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing: If the reconsideration fails to provide a satisfactory result, you have 60 days to request a hearing with the ALJ. The judge in this hearing will not have been involved in either of the first two decisions regarding your case. Many people find success at this level.
If you do not receive a favorable outcome at the ALJ hearing, you can request a review by the Appeals Council and appeal your case to federal court if the Appeals Council does not return a favorable decision. We will continue to fight for you as long as we feel that there is any chance of success at the next level. At the same time, you can count on us to be honest with you if we feel that further efforts would produce similar results.
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Contact our office today to discuss your Social Security claim and learn more about what we can do to help you. You can reach us online or call 203-896-4851 or 866-530-7228 to arrange a free case evaluation. We are located near New Haven, in proximity to the intersection of I-91, I-95 and I-84. For your convenience, evening and weekend appointments are available.
We handle all Social Security cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no attorney fees unless we obtain benefits for you.