The first step in the appeals process is to request an administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing within 60 days of receiving a letter of denial.
At the Law Office of Stephen Ross, we help disabled clients throughout the United States navigate the Social Security Disability appeals process.
How can we help you? Basically, extensive experience handling SSD and SSI disability claims has helped us develop an organized, systematic way to deal with the SSA’s claims system and appeals process. In other words, we know how to make your ALJ hearing count.
SSD Lawyer Making Your Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Hearing Count
Many people are intimidated by, or at least apprehensive about, the prospect of attending an ALJ hearing. Truthfully, there’s nothing to be afraid of — not if you are prepared and know what to expect.
Our lawyers are very detail-oriented in their approach and will be ready with the evidence needed to succeed at this level of the appeals process (a real possibility). They also understand the medical issues and will work with your doctors to prepare and present the strongest possible case on your behalf.
We will have you ready for the ALJ hearing as well. In working with you, we can help you understand how the ALJ hearing works, who will be there, the kind of questions you’ll likely be asked, and how to frame your answers so they won’t be misunderstood.