Connecticut Social Security Disability Appeals Lawyers

If your claim for benefits under Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) is denied, it is important that you know that this is very common. In fact, it is believed that more than 75% of initial applications are denied. A denial does not mean that you do not have a good case. It does not mean that you will not receive benefits. However, it does mean that you need to appeal the decision and be prepared to wait.

Helping people navigate the appeals process since 1983

The Social Security Disability application process can have six steps after an initial denial. It is important to have experienced legal representation to help you present your case and help you navigate the system. If your application was denied, our lawyers will work with you at all stages of the appeal. We have been helping disabled or sick clients steer a course through the appeals process since 1983. Contact our New Milford, Connecticut, law firm, Guendelsberger Law Offices, LLP. Our office can assist you in filing an appeal.

Stages of an appeal

The six levels of appeal after an initial denial of an application for benefits are:

  • Reconsideration at the local level
  • Administrative Law Judge hearing
  • Appeals Council in Washington DC
  • Federal District Court
  • US Court of Appeals
  • US Supreme Court

Reasons for a denial

Your claim may have been denied because your initial application did not:

  • Present sufficient evidence of impairment
  • Demonstrate adequately that your injury or illness was the cause of your inability to work
  • Prove that a combination of impairments, taken as a whole, was the cause of your disability

How we help

Our lawyers consult with clients to present the documentation needed to prove your case. We work with medical experts and vocational consultants to demonstrate how your illness or disability prevents you from working. We make sure that we effectively present every piece of evidence needed to build a strong case. We attend hearings and make court appearances at all levels of the appellate process.

For lawyers who can untangle the Social Security Disability appeals process, contact our New Milford law firm. Call Guendelsberger Law Offices, LLP. We have the experience, knowledge and determination to fight for the benefits you deserve.