Social Security Disability Process

Social Security Disability Application Process

Claiming Your Social Security Disability Benefit

If you live in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Milwaukee WI, Madison WI, Lexington KY, Dayton OH, Louisville KY, Columbus OH, Cincinnati OH, Cleveland OH or Toledo OH, we want to talk to you! Do you think you may qualify for Social Security on the basis of a disability but have never applied, or have you applied but were denied? Please call us, or complete our Free Disability Evaluation today. It only takes 5 minutes, and it could change your life.

The Social Security Disability Process can seem a little complicated at first glance, but our team of Disability and Social Security attorneys and staff will be there to explain it all to you, and guide you every step of the way.

How Does the Process Work?

Each step in the Social Security Disability Process requires its own set of forms and information about your particular medical condition, and denials have to be appealed within a specific time period. Our lawyers understand Social Security’s requirements at every level and can help you with certain strategies that have been proven to increase the chances of success for some of our clients.

Social Security Disability and SSI claims follow an appeal process:

  1. Application
  2. Reconsideration
  3. Hearing
  4. Appeals Council
  5. Federal Court
The majority of people trying to get Social Security disability benefits are denied at the lower levels. This is not as hopeless as it sounds however, as claims are very often approved at the hearing level. So don’t despair. One of our team of licensed attorneys will accompany you to your hearing, where they will argue your claim, cross-examine experts, and make sure your legal rights are upheld based on testimony and evidence.

At the appeals council level and beyond, legal errors can be sent back (remanded) or approved (reversed).