It is not uncommon for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to deny Social Security Disability (SSD) claims. In fact, the majority of initial applications are denied at the first stage. Fortunately, with the help of a lawyer, such denials can be appealed — and frequently are, with a great deal of success.
The attorneys at Cutter Hall Karlock LLC, have more than 60 years of experience helping individuals in central and southern Ohio appeal their denied SSD claims. We take on all manner of cases, including complex filings that other attorneys refuse to look into. We know the law. We know the appeals process thoroughly. We can offer legal support when you most need it.
The SSD process can be frustrating, particularly if you have been denied benefits. Yet it is important to be patient — and persistent. We encourage you to talk to us about your options.
We have helped many people at all stages of the SSD process, and offer help at every stage of filing a claim, including:
The initial filing of the formal application is the first step in the process.
Filing request for reconsideration: This is the first appeal.
Hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ): This is the second level of appeal.
Filing an appeal with the appeals council: This is the third level of appeal.
Filing a complaint against the Commissioner of Social Security in federal court: In recent years, and as a result of Social Security’s increase in denial rates, an increase in appeals into federal court has been seen.
Representation in federal court: Not all attorneys handle federal court SSD appeals. We do, and we are prepared to stay with you until a favorable outcome is obtained.
You do not have to accept the first answer to your claim. Let our talented lawyers help you pursue the benefits you need.
If you need assistance after being denied SSD benefits, do not hesitate to call Cutter Hall Karlock LLC. You can also reach us online. Initial consultations are always free — we don’t collect payment unless you do, too.