Appealing The Social Security Determination In A Federal Court

If the Social Security Appeals Council decides not to review your disability case, or if you disagree with its decision following a review, you have one final level of appeal. You can file a civil suit in federal court.

At Dale Buchanan & Associates, our attorneys have extensive experience with the Social Security Disability appeals process, including filing federal civil suits. We offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) appeals.

Time Limit For Filing A Civil Suit

There are strict time limits about when you can file a civil suit after receiving an unfavorable Social Security determination. You must file the complaint within 60 days of the date you receive notice that the Social Security Appeals Council has denied your request for review or has rendered an unfavorable decision.

Filing A Civil Suit In Federal Court

If you bring a civil action seeking judicial review of the Social Security Appeals Council's opinion, your claim will be filed with the federal judicial district where you reside. It is important to be represented by an attorney who understands the federal court process. Our lawyers have experience handling appeals at all U.S. court levels, including the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Filing A New Application Vs. Filing A Civil Suit

In some cases, it is better to file a new application for SSDI or SSI benefits rather than file a civil suit in federal court. Our lawyers will review your case and recommend a course of action.

Free Consultations For Clients Nationwide

For more information about Social Security Disability appeals in federal court, call 800-945-4950 or contact us by email. We charge no fees in disability appeals unless we recover benefits for you.

We have offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Jackson and Manchester, Tennessee. We also maintain an office in Florence, Alabama, and a satellite office in Rome, Georgia. Our lawyers serve clients throughout the United States.