Guiding You Through An Advanced Appeals Process
If your Social Security Disability application is denied, the next step is to have a hearing before an administrative law judge. If you are unable to receive benefits after that hearing, many attorneys will advise you to stop fighting and file a new application. If you have received this advice, now is a time when you could benefit from a second opinion.
Unlike most lawyers who handle Social Security Disability claims, our attorneys are experienced in advanced appeals. This includes appeals to the Social Security Appeals Council and federal district court appeals.
As a woman lawyer who owns her own firm, our founder also believes in bringing nurturing and caregiving skills to our cases that many law firms do not. For your convenience, from our office in Carmel, we serve the greater Indianapolis metropolitan area as well as clients throughout central, western and Southern Indiana.
About The Social Security Appeals Council
The Appeals Council will review your case file and the decision of the administrative law judge. You also have the ability to submit additional evidence to the Appeals Council to support your claim.
The Appeals Council can then take one of three steps:
- Deny your request: In this case, you can file an appeal before the federal district court within 60 days.
- Send the case back for a second hearing with the administrative law judge: This is known as a remand.
- Award disability benefits to you: These benefits will include past-due benefits.
Many disability law firms only go so far in helping their clients navigate the Social Security system. Committed to skillful representation, our attorneys will point out any mistakes the judge may have made at your hearing. We have a track record of success in advanced appeals. We often represent clients who have been dropped by previous lawyers after benefits were denied at their hearings.
Get The Benefits You Deserve Through A Successful Appeal
There is no cost or obligation to speak with our attorneys for a second opinion.
For more information about the Social Security Disability Appeals Council or to schedule your no-fee initial consultation, call us at 317-550-3586. We also welcome inquiries via email.