You’ve Been Denied: Now What?
If your initial application for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits has been denied, do not give up. A large percentage of initial claims are denied – many for small, technical issues.
Your next step should be to call an attorney who understands the details of the SSD process. At Mancini Schreuder Kline PC, we work closely with Michigan residents to ensure that they get the support that they need and deserve. Keep trying. Call us today at 586-218-3568.
We Hold Your Hand The Whole Time
At Mancini Schreuder Kline PC, we are experienced in helping people whose initial claims have been denied receive SSD benefits. We can represent you at every stage of the reconsideration and appeals process, including:
- Reconsideration: This is a review of your application and any new evidence by someone who did not take part in the initial review.
- Hearing by an administrative law judge: This is the first opportunity you will have to present your case in front of a judge who has the power to approve or deny your claim. The judge will review your case file and question you and any witnesses, such as medical experts or others familiar with your case.
- Review by the Appeals Council: This council will review your case file and approve it, deny it or send it back to an administrative law judge for another hearing.
- Federal court review: If you disagree with the Appeals Council’s decision or if the Appeals Council refuses to review your case, we can file a lawsuit in federal district court.
It is important to contact us as soon as possible after you receive notice of denial. You only have 60 days to appeal or request a reconsideration or hearing. Otherwise, you will have to start the process all over again, which can cause unnecessary delays.