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Loveland SSD Lawyers

Your Social Security Claim Was Denied. Now What?

If your initial application for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits was denied, do not worry. There are many other steps you can take to get your application approved. With the help of our Loveland SSD attorneys at Busch Law Offices, you can develop a comprehensive case strategy to maximize your chance of obtaining a favorable outcome. We will work with you every step of the way to help you get the benefits you need.

Call (970) 667-2898 for a free consultation today and find out if you are eligible for benefits.

The Next Steps In the Process

After your initial claim for SSD benefits is declined, your application will be sent into the Social Security Administration’s system a second time for reconsideration. This is exclusive to Colorado and several other states. You will not have to ask for your application to be reconsidered, it is done automatically. However, if your claim is denied again, then you will have to start making moves.

If the reconsideration process did not approve your claim, then you will have to request a hearing by an administrative law judge (ALJ). You need to ask for the ALJ hearing in writing and you have 60 days after your reconsideration denial to submit the request. With over three decades of combined legal experience, our Loveland SSD attorneys know how to manage your case and increase the odds of having your hearing request approved.

If your request is approved, you will have a hearing like most others. You and the Social Security Administration (SSA) representative will present evidence and witness testimony, and cross-examine each other. Your legal representation will also have the option to cross-examine witnesses brought in by the SSA to testify against you. We have extensive experience in this field of law and have handled countless SSD cases. We are persuasive negotiators and aggressive litigators; let us fight for you.

In the unfortunate case that your claim is denied at the ALJ hearing, you will have the option to request a case review from the Appeals Council. If they accept the request, they will conduct a comprehensive and final review of all aspects of your case. If the final review results in the denial of your claim, you can seek civil action in Federal Court. Our Loveland SSD Lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of all legal processes for SSD claims and we will work around the clock to help you get the financial resources you need.

Here are the steps, simplified:

  • Initial claim submission
  • If denied, you can request reconsideration
  • If denied, request an ALJ hearing
  • If request is approved, have the ALJ hearing
  • If denied in the ALJ hearing, submit a request to Appeals Council
  • If the request is approved, the Appeals Council will review your case
  • If denied, you can file a civil action in Federal Court

Contact us today to see if you are eligible for SSD benefits and get legal help or advice.

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