Social Security Hearings
If you are denied Social Security benefits after your initial application, you have the right to appeal. However, there are strict filing deadlines. Normally, you must request a hearing within 60 days of being denied Social Security benefits. If you do not request a hearing within the correct time frame, your appeal may be barred. After a hearing, the administrative law judge will send out a written decision. If your denial is upheld, there are additional levels of appeal available.
If you want to appeal a Social Security denial, it is important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Although you do not have to have a lawyer at your hearing, it is strongly recommended by many Social Security judges. Social Security analysis can be very complicated. Statistics show that a claimant who is represented by a lawyer specializing in Social Security law is more likely to have a successful appeal. McCroskey Law's Social Security experts have the knowledge and experience to guide you through your Social Security appeal. Contact McCroskey Law today, for a free initial appointment.
Unfortunately, Social Security claimants in Michigan are at the forefront of the Social Security backlog. It is common for claimants to wait two years from the time they appeal for a hearing. However, it is important that you do not wait until a hearing is scheduled to contact a lawyer. Your lawyer will need time to investigate your case and provide additional evidence.