Appealing A Denied Social Security Disability Claim

If your disability hearing with an administrative law judge is not successful, this is not the end of the road. There are still two levels of appeals in which you can seek to reverse the judge's decision.

At Dale Buchanan & Associates, our lawyers have helped thousands of clients obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. We offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about advanced appeals.

Social Security Appeals Council

Within 60 days of the date you receive notice of the outcome of your administrative law judge hearing, you can request a review of the judge's decision by the Social Security Appeals Council. You can submit additional evidence to the Appeals Council to use when reviewing your case.

The Appeals Council may make one of several decisions concerning your case:

  • It may deny your request for review if it thinks the administrative law judge was correct.
  • It may decide your case and award you disability benefits.
  • It may return your case to the administrative law judge who heard your case for further review.

Review of your case by the Appeals Council may take a year or longer. If you do not agree with the decision of the Appeals Council, you can file a civil suit in federal district court.

Why Hire A Social Security Disability Appeals Lawyer ?

Social Security Disability appeals are so highly technical that they require an experienced attorney. We charge no fees in disability appeals unless we recover benefits for you. To schedule your free consultation, call 800-945-4950 or contact us by email.

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. We serve clients throughout the United States.