Have you applied for Social Security Disability benefits, only to have your claim denied? At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., we want you to know that this is not the end of the line. The reality is that the majority of initial applications are denied. Social Security Disability laws allow you to appeal the denial. That is where the more than 40 years of experience offered by our West Virginia lawyers comes into play.
The Social Security Appeals Process
Many people are surprised to find that much of the information we use to put together the appeal is information that has already been provided to the Social Security Administration. While we may have to fill in gaps where pertinent medical documentation or employment history is needed, the key to success in an appeal lies more in the ability to present the information in a manner that ensures that your disability is clearly defined to deciding parties.
The first stage of the appeals process is written. It is referred to as a request for reconsideration. Even a carefully prepared request for reconsideration may be denied, so our experienced lawyers are always prepared to move to the next stage of the appeals process: an appeals hearing before an administrative law judge.
We thrive in this setting. The Social Security appeals hearing allows us to verbally present information and bring in witnesses and experts as necessary to prove that you are disabled and that you are entitled to the benefits that you are requesting. Our lawyers have an impressive record of success when handling SSD appeals hearings.
We work on a contingent fee basis. We do not get paid unless you do.
Free Initial Consultation With a West Virginia Disability Appeals Claims Lawyer
Contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation with our denied disability claims attorneys in Charleston, Logan or Summersville.