Most appeals are due within 60 days, and missing that deadline can be detrimental to your claim. Many people will give up on their disability claim if they are initially denied, but doing so can have dramatic legal consequences to your case. Many folks will start a new claim versus appealing and not know that they have just harmed their chances of winning even more.
As your attorneys, Evans & Evans will be sent a copy of your denial letter from Social Security. This way, we can appeal on your behalf and make sure that you do not miss your appeal deadlines.
If you are denied at application, then the first appeal is called a Request for Reconsideration. In essence, you are asking Social Security to reconsider your application. When you file this appeal, you have the opportunity to present new and updated medical information. There is a common misconception that Social Security “just has that information”, or that they “look it up”. This is not true! You must give Social Security the most information you can. Diligence is important and crucial after denials.
We will be sent a copy of your denial letter so we can make sure your case is appealed in a timely manner. This second appeal is called a Request for Hearing. You typically have 60 days to file a Request for Hearing after your reconsideration denial. It is important not to give up! Your odds of winning go up significantly when you continue your claim to a hearing in front of an administrative law judge.