Houston Social Security
Disability Attorney

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SSD / SSI Appeals Process

Social Security Disability Appeals Lawyer

If your initial claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has been denied, you need a knowledgeable, experienced appeals attorney who will pursue your case as far as it can be pursued. At the law office of David Dopkin, Attorney at Law, we have been representing clients in Social Security Disability appeals since 1991. We will not back down in our advocacy for the care and support you deserve.

Our firm handles all SSD appeals cases on a contingency basis-you pay no fees unless we win your benefits claim. Contact our Houston, Texas, law office today to speak directly with a trusted SSD appeals process lawyer in a free consultation regarding your individual needs for SSDI or SSI benefits.

After you file an initial application for Social Security Disability benefits, it will be reviewed by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the federal agency responsible for approving or denying claims. If you have been denied disability benefits, you have sixty days to appeal that decision.

We can guide you through the SSI or SSD appeals process:

Reconsideration: We help file an appeal of the SSA’s denial of benefits. If you are again denied SSD, you have another sixty days to appeal for an ALJ hearing.

ALJ disability hearing : A hearing before an SSA Administrative Law Judge is an opportunity for you to meet the person making the decision about your benefits claim face-to-face. We will gather all relevant information regarding your medical history and provide strong, experienced advocacy on your behalf.

Appeals Council: If your claim is denied by the ALJ, the Appeals Council will review that ruling to determine whether it was unfair. We will provide them with the evidence and information necessary, as well as any updated information to plead your case and get you the benefits you deserve.

Federal Court Appeals: If the Appeals Council denies your claim, we can appeal your claim through the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals.

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Attorney Dopkin has been advocating on behalf of disabled children and adults since 1991 and has handled more than 2,500 SSD claims. We are committed to ensuring our clients receive the care and support they need. Contact us today to discuss your needs with a highly regarded SSD appeals process attorney.