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National Social Security Disability Law Firm | Helping clients with their Social Security Disability Appeal and keeping them informed on their claim status 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies more initial applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits than it accepts. If a disability or medical condition is preventing you from working, you need to know that you always have the right to appeal your claims decision.

Greg Jones Law can help you through the entire SSDI appeals process. Our firm knows how to collect the necessary evidence to build strong cases for disabled workers like you.

You can count on Greg Jones Law to stand up for your rights. We’ll fight for the benefits you’re owed. Call 855-566-3752  or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.

How To Appeal a Social Security Denial

Depending on your state there can be a time limit in which you can submit your appeal, sometimes within as little as 60 days.

In addition, some states have opted to eliminate what used to be the initial phase of the appeals process known as “Reconsideration.”

The states in which you can appeal straight to an Administrative Hearing include:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • California *(Los Angeles North and Los Angeles West Branches only)
  • Colorado
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Consulting an attorney in can help you determine what steps are necessary to appeal your denial according to your state law.

Appealing your denied SSDI claim may have to be done in a specific time period, contact an attorney from Greg Jones Law today to get a free case evaluation. We can help you get the appeals process started quickly.

Steps of the SSDI Appeals Process

If you want to appeal an SSDI claims decision, you must make a written request within 60 days of receiving your denial letter from the SSA. It’s important to take action as soon as possible—the appeals process is lengthy and may include four steps:


In the reconsideration phase, someone who took no part in making a decision on your initial claim will review any new and existing evidence and make a decision on your claim.


If you disagree with the reconsideration decision, you may request a hearing. Before the hearing, you may be asked to provide additional evidence to support your claim. Our firm will accompany you during the hearing, when an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will question you and any witnesses about your claim. After the hearing, the ALJ will make a decision on your claim.

Appeals Council

Should you disagree with the hearing decision, you may request an Appeals Council review. You may be denied this request if the Appeals Council believes the hearing decision was correct. If you are granted a review of your case, a decision will be issued by the Appeals Council.

Federal Court

The final phase in the appeals process is filing a lawsuit in the federal district court. You may choose to file a lawsuit if you disagree with the Appeals Council’s decision or if you are denied review by the Appeal’s Council. Your Social Security Disability lawyer will file a lawsuit on your behalf.

Contact us today to learn more about your Social Security Disability appeal or call 855-566-3752. We do not charge for initial consultations. If there is no recovery, you owe no legal fees. Our national Social Security attorneys have helped represent clients all over the nation in their Social Security appeals. Get your appeal started quickly today.

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