Appealing A Denied Social Security Disability Claim
If your Social Security Disability claim was denied, you are not alone. The Social Security Administration rejects the majority of claims the first time around. Just because your claim was denied does not mean you are not deserving of benefits. It means you need help proving your case.
At the law office of Douglas W. Hutson, Attorney at Law, we have helped people get the benefits they deserve since 1983. From our office in Athens, we represent clients in Social Security Disability (SSD) appeals throughout East Tennessee.
We handle SSD appeals on contingency. This means we won’t charge you any fees until we win your case.
After your disability claim is denied, you only have 60 days to appeal the decision. To start this process now, call 423-453-3021.
How To Appeal Your Social Security Disability Denial
Douglas W. Hutson, an experienced lawyer who has practiced Social Security Disability law for more than 35 years, leads our firm. Born and raised in Athens, Mr. Hutson is passionate about helping disabled people in his community receive rightful benefits.
Mr. Hutson has an outstanding record of winning Social Security Disability appeals cases.
As a client of our law firm, you will deal with Mr. Hutson personally. He will work with you and your doctors closely to prepare and prove your case to the SSA. In Tennessee, there are four levels of disability appeals:
- The first available process is the reconsideration, which can be requested within 60 days of the initial denial.
- If the reconsideration is denied, the claimant has 60 days to request a hearing before an SSA administrative law judge. At this hearing, you will meet with the judge who decides whether to approve your claim. Mr. Hutson will be by your side in court, well-prepared to advocate for your rights.
- If the administrative law judge denies your claim, we may ask the Appeals Council to review that decision if there are grounds to do so. We will work to provide them with the evidence necessary to make the right decision and award you benefits.
- The final appeal available to a disability claimant is a lawsuit that we can pursue in federal district court.