Denied SSD Claims

Do Not Give Up After A Denial

The Social Security Administration (SSA) approves only about 25 percent of Social Security Disability (SSD) applications on the first submission. If your application was denied, you should not quit. You should contact a lawyer and apply for reconsideration.

At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, we have the experience to review your Social Security Disability claim and help you appeal the denial. For a free consultation with a Wilmington SSD attorney, please call 910-338-9813, or contact us online.

Reconsideration, Disability Hearings And Appeals

The majority of SSD applications are denied initially. If you have received a denial, you have just 60 days to apply for reconsideration. It is important to start this process right away. We can determine why your initial application was denied and find a way to resolve the issue. Many times, applications are denied because they lack complete medical information, doctors' reports and the correct dates of the injury or illness. We can help you obtain the required documents and medical information.

You must apply for reconsideration in order to get a disability hearing with an administrative law judge. If your application is denied at reconsideration, you have 60 days to request a hearing. We will gather any missing information for your file, prepare you to answer the judge's questions and represent you at the hearing.

If your claim is denied at the disability hearing, you may request a review of your case by the Appeals Council. Our experienced lawyers can represent you at this appeal and beyond, if necessary. We are committed to helping you get the benefits you need.

Contact A Wilmington SSD Attorney

Please call our office at 910-338-9813 to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.