If you have received a social security disability denial, it is very important that you act quickly in contacting an Arizona social security lawyer. It usually takes about four to seven months for an initial application to be processed and decided. Unfortunately, you only have a limited time (65 days from the date the denial decision is mailed to you) to appeal by filing a request for reconsideration. You don’t want to miss your deadline and either be left with no benefits at all or be forced to start the application process over.
The Social Security Administration denies the vast majority of disability benefit applications. However, claimants have appeal rights, including a request for reconsideration, then a right to request a hearing and then the final administrative appeal to the Appeals Council called a request for review.
Your Arizona social security lawyer will explain the different stages of review. Your lawyer will then help you through each stage of the process in order to increase your chance of a successful appeal.
From a request for reconsideration to a disability hearing, to an administrative appeal and finally to a federal appeal, your Arizona social security lawyer will be your advocate and fight for you every step of the way.
Not every attorney handles all the appeals steps, including appeals to the federal courts. This is something you should keep in mind when you hire an attorney as you may well want someone who is very familiar with the case law that controls the ultimate decision of your claim. Contact Schiffman Law Office, P.C. for expert advice on Social Security at (602) 235-0539 for a free consultation today.