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  • Writer's pictureVicki Corr

Denied? No worries, this is all part of the process

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

Many of our claimants come to us after they have been denied before a Judge, sometimes with a representative and sometimes without. At this point, it is difficult to reverse the Judge’s decision. However, it can be done. We will need a copy of the unfavorable decision immediately as we must file the necessary paperwork within 60 days of the date on the decision.

If you have been denied on the application or reconsideration, we can help. However, just like the Judge decision, there are only 60 days to file the necessary paperwork to continue the claim.

If you have been denied after the request for review of the judge's decision, the SSA is officially out of the claim. If you are still looking to appeal at this point, you have 60 days from the decision of the Appeals Council to file a lawsuit in the United States District Court against the Commissioner.

If you are past the deadlines at any of the above points, we can review your situation and tell you the best course of action in order to have the best chance of succeeding when the claim is refiled.

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