Laurel SSDI Appeals Attorneys

Has your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits been denied? Do not lose hope. Most initial applications are denied, but an appeals process is in place to help people whose claims have been denied.

To speak with an experienced SSDI appeals lawyer, contact McGowan & Cecil, LLC, in Laurel, Maryland. We offer a free consultation and charge no fee unless we recover SSDI benefits for you.

The SSDI Appeals Process

If your application for SSDI benefits has been denied, we can file an appeal on your behalf:

  • Request for reconsideration: If your initial application for SSDI benefits has been denied, you may request a reconsideration. You have a very limited time to file an appeal, so contact our office immediately for assistance. At this stage, a second review will be conducted by a person who was not involved in the first review. He or she will look at all of the original application information as well as any new information you provide.
  • Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing: If your claim is denied after reconsideration, you may request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Once again, the time to request a hearing is very limited, so please contact our firm immediately for assistance. The ALJ hearing is the first time that you have an opportunity to appear before a judge. The judge may review medical records and hear testimony. The ALJ hearing is not intended to be adversarial in nature, but it is critical that you have an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer who can ensure the protection of your rights.

It is at the administrative hearing that your chance of success is improved considerably. Most initial applications and requests for reconsideration result in a denial of benefits, so it is critical that you have a skilled and dedicated SSDI appeals lawyer on your side for your administrative hearing.

If retained as your counsel for your SSDI appeal, we will work diligently to build a strong case on your behalf. Key steps must be taken to properly handle your appeal. Your medical records must be in order, you must be prepared to answer questions at your hearing, and your attorney must make a compelling argument on your behalf. You can be certain that we will work diligently to protect your rights and vigorously pursue the benefits you are entitled to receive.

Contact Our Columbia Social Security Disability Attorneys

From our office in Laurel, we serve clients throughout the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. To schedule a free consultation with a Laurel Social Security Disability attorney at our firm, call 301-476-1325 or toll free at 877-833-5045. You may also contact us by email.