What If My SSDI Claim Has Been Denied?

If you are asking this question, you are certainly not alone. In fact, many claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are denied upon the initial application. The good news is that there is still hope to receive the benefits you need.

Talk with an experienced social security disability attorney from our firm. At Gillick, Wicht, Gillick & Graf, we have more than 65 years of experience focusing on helping workers obtain compensation and benefits. We have our home office in Milwaukee, and we take regular office hours throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Fighting For Your Benefits After A Denied SSDI Claim

Whenever possible, it is best to work with an experienced team of SSDI lawyers before filling out the initial application for benefits. We can use our knowledge and experience to help you minimize the chances of a denied SSDI claim. However, if you have already been denied Social Security Disability Insurance, we help you through every step of the process:

  • Reconsideration: The first step is called reconsideration. As the name implies, the application is reconsidered by a claims examiner.
  • Hearing: If your claim was denied on reconsideration, we can request an official hearing with an administrative law judge. This hearing is an opportunity to provide new evidence and clarify information on the initial application. The hearing is similar to a courtroom trial in that there are witnesses and medical expert testimony taken into consideration.
  • Appeal: If your claim is denied on reconsideration, we can file an official appeal with the Social Security Appeal Council. The council has the option of deciding on your case or handing it back to an administrative law judge with instructions for further review.
  • Federal court: If all else fails in the appeals process, there is an option for taking your case to the federal court for another review.

Clearly, Social Security Disability appeals involve a number of steps. Our lawyers are experienced in every stage of the process. If you have received a denial of your SSDI claim, we can help.

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