Who files appeals of denials?
You may hire an attorney to assist you with your application or appeals at any point in the process. Typically most attorneys will tell you to handle the initial application and first appeal (reconsideration) on your own and to hire an attorney to assist you with the second appeal (request for a judicial hearing).
You do need to be heavily involved with the initial application, because no one knows the details of your situation better than you do. Reconsideration is something that most people can do without an attorney, as it primarily requires filing paperwork, which your local office will provide to you. However, you can greatly increase your chances of a successful reconsideration by hiring an attorney to assist you at this point in the process. Many attorneys will not take cases at reconsideration because their fee is based on past due benefits, so they get paid more if your claim is denied a second time. We strongly recommend that you hire an attorney to assist you with any hearing, if you have not already hired an attorney. We take cases at any point in the process and strive to establish the claim at each stage of the process. Our philosophy is to prove the claim and let the fees take care of themselves.
Attorney David Dupee is located in Atlanta, but represents clients throughout the United States. If you have questions or need help, Atlanta Social Security Disability attorney David Dupee is available for a FREE initial consultation and we travel to you. Home and hospital visits are available.
Contact Atlanta Social Security Disability attorney David Dupee at (404) 292-5225 or contact him here.