SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIMS PROCESS: REQUEST FOR HEARING
A denial of your disability claim can be stressful, but New York Social Security disability lawyer Richard R. Rowe can help you appeal the decision. Mr. Rowe is an experienced New York disability attorney with a long record of helping his clients appeal denials of their disability claims. Call us today to discuss how we can assist you.
MAKING A REQUEST FOR A HEARING
If your Social Security disability claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. Most states have three levels of consideration for a Social Security disability claim: the initial claim, a request for reconsideration, and a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. New York, however, only has two steps in that it does not require you to file a request for reconsideration after an initial denial. Instead, you can immediately request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Nonetheless, keep in mind that the state’s policies do not dictate the federal Social Security Administration’s policies; with the help of a qualified attorney you can determine which requirements apply to your case.To request a hearing, the first step is to file two forms online:
WHAT TO DO BETWEEN FILING A REQUEST AND THE HEARING
Since the hearing date may be many months or a year away, it is up to you to make sure your medical records are up to date. Continue to see your doctors to ensure you can present the Administration with recent medical evidence of your condition. Keep records of all your medical appointments, medications, therapies, and any surgeries.Once ODAR provides notice of the hearing date, Mr. Rowe will schedule a telephone conference with you to go over your claim and medical record. He will then contact your doctors so that they may provide him with your medical records and their opinion on your limitations. Remember, most doctors and hospitals charge for copies of their records and opinions. It will be your responsibility to cover these costs. Once Mr. Rowe confirms that the medical record supports your claim, he will have a second telephone conference with you immediately before the hearing to go over the questions you can expect. This will give you a better understanding of the context of the questions and ensure that the hearing goes smoothly. You can review the web page on hearings to see what happens next.
COMMITTED SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAWYER
New York disability attorney Richard R. Rowe can evaluate your case if your Social Security disability claim was denied. Mr. Rowe is a seasoned disability lawyer who has helped hundreds of clients in the appeals process. He can provide you with knowledgeable, personalized legal services. Contact us today at (631) 285-6500 or online for a free consultation.
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