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Appealing a Denied Social Security Disability Insurance Claim

If your application for Social Security Disability Insurance has been denied, don't give up. Most initial claims are denied, even when they are perfectly legitimate. But many people give up after an initial claim denial because they find the process too daunting.

Statistics show that Social Security Disability applicants who have an experienced Social Security lawyer have greater success in obtaining benefits. At Erwin, McCane & Daly, an Albany, New York, Social Security Disability claims law firm, we have helped hundreds of injured people obtain disability benefits — even after their initial claims were denied.

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If your initial claim is denied in whole or in part, the next step is to request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge who works for the Social Security Administration. The request for hearing must be filed within 60 days from the time you receive the decision. Failure to file on time can result in you waiving some of your rights. Learn more about the process for appealing a denied DSS Claim.

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The list of claimant's waiting for an appeal hearing is so lengthy that you may wait up to a year and a half to have one scheduled. It does not cost you any more in legal fees to hire a lawyer at the beginning of your process. In fact, if the lawyer succeeds in obtaining benefits for you without the need for a hearing, your attorney fee will actually be less.

Whether you are preparing your initial forms to file for Social Security Disability Insurance, or you have received a notice of denial and wish to appeal it, we offer a free consultation to review the facts of your case and provide you a knowledgeable assessment of the likely outcome of your case.

Call 518-449-2245 or use the online contact form on our website to schedule a meeting.