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Appealing a Denial of Social Security Disability Benefits

Serving Clients in the Cities of Waterloo, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, & Northeast Iowa

If you are facing a debilitating illness or injury, receiving a denial of disability benefits from the Social Security Administration can seem like an insurmountable obstacle that you have neither the experience nor energy to handle. If you recently received a denial, contact an Iowa Social Security disability attorney as quickly as possible to start on your appeal. Be advised that the SSA provides candidates with a limited amount of time within which to raise an appeal. If you miss the deadline, you could lose your rights to a second or third review – which will require you to start the application process from scratch.

Reconsideration Following a Claim Denial

The first step after the initial denial is to apply for a reconsideration. With the help of our team, you will resubmit the materials you submitted in the first instance for review by a group of reviewing agents who did not participate in your evaluation the first time. You may submit additional medical evidence only if such evidence was not available to you at the time of your initial application. At this stage, you may choose whether to work with an Iowa Social Security disability attorney or file for a reconsideration on your own as this level of appeal is usually straightforward and minimally difficult.

Do You Need a Lawyer to Appeal?

Even if you choose to forgo working with disability lawyers in Iowa during the reconsideration phase, it is highly recommended that you work with a lawyer during the administrative hearing stage of the appeals process. If you received a denial after the reconsideration, you may then apply for a hearing before an administrative law judge. The hearing will involve testimony from an occupational or medical expert, as well as witnesses who are familiar with your disability and the way it places limitations on your life. Your attorney will ask you and other witnesses specific questions about your injury or illness. The judge may also ask you questions as well.

Let Us Help

If your administrative hearing resulted in another denial, you may file an appeal with the Special Appeals Council. The Council will review the documents involved in your case to make a determination of disability. If you are unsuccessful, you and your Iowa Social Security disability attorney can make a final appeal by filing a lawsuit in federal District Court.

For more information, contact attorney Hugh Field today at (855) 801-1633.

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Get the Social Security Disability You Deserve

Committed Iowa SSD Lawyer Working for Your Needs

If you are unable to continue working due to an injury or disability, it is important to remember that you have options. Attorney Hugh Field works tirelessly to ensure that you and your family have access to the resources you need. Whether you are applying for the first time and need help filling out the proper paperwork, or you have been denied and are looking for guidance through the appeals process, our Iowa disability lawyer is committed to providing high-quality legal services.

Hugh Field offers his services, backed by over 45 years of experience, to clients in Waterloo and beyond. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the laws surrounding Social Security Disability and can help clients to navigate this complex environment with deft skill. He takes great pride in the assistance he is able to provide clients and works tirelessly to help families live normal lives following disability or injury.