You submitted your application for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (“SSA”), and 3-4 months later you received a letter in the mail denying your claim.  What now?

If you have been denied disability benefits, you have several opportunities to appeal your claim. The first appeal is called reconsideration and your request for it must be made within 60 days of the denial of your first application. A new individual within the SSA will make a review of your claim. There is an average waiting time of 3-5 months for the letter that either approves or denies your appeal. At any of the appeal steps, your chances for approval are greatly enhanced when you use an experienced Social Security disability lawyer. He or she can help to evaluate your claim and determine the best way to present your appeal.

The second appeal is a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Your request for this appeal must also be made within 60 days of being denied your first appeal. At the hearing you will be able to present evidence and witnesses for questioning and, you will likely be questioned by the judge.  At Pasley, Nuce, Mallory & Davis, LLC, we will make sure you are fully prepared to walk into the hearing room.  Unlike a lot of TV attorneys, you will know your attorney before walking into your hearing.


If you have been denied and need to appeal the decision, our attorneys at Pasley, Nuce, Mallory & Davis, LLC, have extensive experience, knowledge, and training to handle your claim’s appeal.  Contact us at any of our 4 office locations for a FREE case evaluation, and let our experience work for you.