Appealing A Denied SSDI/SSI Claim In New Jersey

If your initial application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. In fact, you probably should. Most SSDI/SSI claims are not approved at the initial stage.

There are four levels of appeal:

  • Reconsideration
  • Hearing by an administrative law judge (ALJ)
  • Review by the Appeals Council
  • Federal Court review

If you wish to appeal a denied claim, you must do so within 60 days of receiving the notice from the SSA. Contact me to get your appeal filed as soon as possible.

Most claims are also denied at the reconsideration stage, which is a review of your claim by someone at the Social Security Administration (SSA) who did not take part in the first decision. You are allowed to handle your own appeal, but many individuals opt to enlist the services of a Social Security Disability benefits lawyer.

If your appeal at the reconsideration stage is denied, you may request a hearing before an ALJ. You may be asked to provide more medical evidence or clarify information about your claim.

A Knowledgeable Advocate

At the Law Office of Paul Tendler, I have established a strong track record representing clients throughout southern New Jersey in Social Security Disability appeals and workers' compensation cases. I have successfully advocated for hundreds of clients in both SSDI and SSI appeals, helping them obtain the benefits they deserve.

Preparation is essential to successfully appealing a denied claim. Because I have handled hundreds of appeals, I understand what information will give you the best chance at having your claim approved. I will help you collect any medical information that was missing from your initial claim and communicate with your health care providers if we need them to submit more complete reports.

Your preparation is essential, as well. We will review the questions that an ALJ may ask you during a hearing and ensure that you have comprehensive answers ready with specifics about your condition, medical treatment, work responsibilities and other pertinent information.

Contact The Law Office Of Paul Tendler

If you are dealing with a denied SSDI/SSI claim, an experienced SSDI/SSI appeals attorney will increase the likelihood that your appeal will be successful. Contact me to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation in my Somers Point office. I will review the facts of your case and recommend the best course of action.

I work with clients throughout southern New Jersey who work in a wide array of industries. I accept all cases on a contingency basis, which means I only receive a fee if I obtain benefits for you. My fees are set by the Social Security Rules and Regulations.