Denied Claims

A Denied Claim Is Not The End

Have you been denied Social Security Disability benefits and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits? Don't give up. In fact, most initial applications for benefits are denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). There are many options to pursue if your initial claim is denied. However, there are specific timeline restrictions — so act now to make sure your rights are fully protected.

Our Team Has Helped Countless Individuals

At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, LLC, we focus our practice on helping disabled and elderly clients obtain much-needed Social Security benefits. This means that our attorneys are particularly experienced in this complicated area of the law.

The SSA is extremely rigorous in their review of initial applications for Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits. Even the most thorough claims can be denied. However, having experienced legal counsel throughout the application process or appeals process can greatly improve your chances for success in obtaining benefits.

If your initial claim was denied, we can help you with the following:

  • Administrative hearing. Once you have received notification of a denied claim, you have 60 days to request a hearing. Do not wait to consult with a lawyer. It can be difficult to prepare a thorough case without sufficient time.
  • Appeals Council review. If your claim for benefits is denied after your administrative hearing, you have 60 days to request a review by the Appeals Council. Our attorneys have significant experience preparing written arguments in support of your claim for benefits.
  • Federal appeal. Finally, if you are still facing a claim denial after your hearing and review, you may choose to file an appeal for benefits with the federal court. Our law firm has extensive experience representing clients with federal appeals.

Our team of attorneys and staff have extensive experience guiding clients through these options, and can help you navigate the process.

Explore Your Options: Call Today

If you have questions about your claim denial, want to know your options for moving forward or need assistance appealing a denied claim, call us at 205-208-7980 to schedule a free consultation. Or, you can send us a message through our online contact system.