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Chicago Social Security Appeals Attorneys
Illinois SSDI Lawyers
If your social security disability claim has been denied, do not despair. You may still be able to obtain social security disability benefits if you appeal the claim denial. The experienced Chicago social security disability attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC are familiar with the social security appeals process and can guide you every step of the way. If your social security disability claim has been denied, do not hesitate to contact one of our skilled Chicago social security appeals attorneys to schedule a free consultation to learn more about the social security appeals process.
Four Levels of Appeals Process
There are generally four levels of the appeals process.
- Reconsideration involves a complete review of your social security disability claim by someone who was not involved in the original decision. The reviewer will examine all of the evidence that was submitted with the original claim, as well as any new evidence that is available.
- Hearings may be held before an administrative law judge who will ask questions of the claimant, as well as any witnesses of the claimant and other witness called by the Social Security Administration, such as medical or vocational experts. It is incredibly helpful to have an experienced Illinois social security appeals attorney, like those at Ankin Law Offices, present with you at the hearing because you and your legal representative will be given an opportunity to question the witnesses present at the hearing.
- Appeals Council may or may not choose to review any requests to appeal a hearing decision. If the Appeals Council decides to review your claim, it may conduct a review itself or refer the claim back to the administrative law judge for reconsideration.
- Filing a lawsuit in federal court is the final option for review of a denied claim.
Do Not Delay
Because there are strict guidelines and time restrictions on when you can file an appeal of your social security disability denial, you should not delay in contacting one of the skilled Chicago social security lawyers at Ankin Law Offices so that we can begin helping you file your appeal promptly. Contact one of our experienced Chicago social security lawyers today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your social security disability benefits appeal.