Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits is a long and often arduous process. You may receive a denial of benefits for a variety of reasons. You may have to undergo an administrative hearing as part of the appeals process. At Bogin, Munns & Munns, our Leesburg administrative hearings lawyer can prepare your appeal and represent you at your hearing.
To establish your eligibility and to bolster your case, we can handle your case throughout the multistep appeals process. We help compile personal, financial, and medical evidence on your behalf and ensure your application is complete. Our team can read and review a denied application and act quickly on your behalf since your time to file an appeal is limited.
SSA’s Administrative Hearing: What You Need to Know
When you file an appeal for denied or discontinued Disability benefits, the process can be lengthy and frustrating. When our administrative hearing lawyer represents you, we make sure you understand each step of the appeals process. According to Social Security Administration (SSA) guidelines, a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is the second step of their four-step appeals process.
Additional steps include:
- Hearing by an ALJ
- Review by the Appeals Council
- Federal Court review
If the reconsideration phase still results in a denial, your case moves to the administrative hearing phase. Our lawyer will be by your side at each appeals phase.
Requesting a Hearing
An administrative hearing is not automatic. You must request one in writing within 60 days of your denial. Failing to meet this critical deadline will result in the dismissal of your case. When we take on your case, our Social Security Disability benefits attorney can ensure your request is made on time. We also help you keep your case active by requesting an extension and proving you had a valid and acceptable reason for missing the filing deadline.
At this phase of the appeals process, your case and its evidence are reviewed by a new set of eyes. You are also allowed to submit new evidence that further substantiates your request for Disability benefits. Our law firm will carefully review SSA’s required information and will handle written and electronic evidence submission for you. We will also carefully review the evidence you submit and ensure it meets SSA’s guidelines.
The Hearing Process
The administrative hearing is informal and once it starts, the ALJ will explain the reasons for your initial denial. They will give then you and any supporting witnesses the opportunity to testify and may call on a medical or other expert witnesses. Our lawyer will also ask questions on your behalf and have the opportunity to question all available witnesses. After the hearing, the ALJ will issue a written decision based on the cumulative evidence.
To consult with an experienced administrative hearings lawyer serving Leesburg, call 855-780-9986
Our Administrative Hearings Lawyer Is on Your Side
You do not have to struggle through the frustration and anxiety of appealing without legal counsel and support. Our administrative hearings lawyer helps clients just like you in Leesburg file effective appeals to obtain the medical and financial benefits you need.
- Explain applicable state and federal Social Security Disability benefits laws and guidelines
- Read and review new and previously submitted evidence
- Obtain pertinent information from your Social Security file
- Ensure you are prepared for the ALJ interview process
- Handle all case-related communication and correspondence
We stay beside you from the beginning when we prepare your case all the way until its conclusion. You will not be left wondering about your case because we also make sure you receive timely and ongoing updates as it progresses.
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, every aspect of your case is important to you. Our law firm is focused on the success of your case. We make sure you understand both programs, which is the right one for you, and when you can benefit from both.
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SSDI Versus SSDI Benefit Programs
The application process starts with understanding which program is right for you. After meeting the basic qualifications, program options include:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): Designed to meet the needs of disabled men and women who worked long enough, worked recently enough, and paid Social Security taxes during their employment.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Designed to meet the needs of disabled men and women who have little or no income, resources, or support.
Some disabled adults will qualify for concurrent benefits and receive monetary and medical support from both programs simultaneously. Our legal team will inform you if you qualify for concurrent benefits. We will also help you file an appeal for either program.
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Testimonials from Previous Bogin, Munns & Munns Clients
When previous clients tell others about our law firm, they reiterate our commitment to outstanding, individualized client service and support by leaving online reviews like the following:
- Ronald Walker: “We were very pleased with how your company was very professional and pleasant to work with. We’re an older couple and they took the time and help us to understand the paperwork. We’d refer Bogin, Munns & Munns to anyone who needed professional legal help.”
- Carmen Gladys Hernandez: “The friendliness and the way they helped me with my case. I would use them over and over again. They stayed in constant contact with me and always very efficient with answering my calls. Thank you for everything that you have helped me with.”
Like every member of our client-focused team, our Social Security Disability attorney works hard to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
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If you were denied Disability benefits in Leesburg or were receiving benefits and they were discontinued, you can file an appeal. A hearing before an Administrative Law Judge is part of the appeals process. Our administrative hearings lawyer can help you build an effective appeal and represent you at your hearing.
Contact one of our Bogin, Munns & Munns team members today to find out how hard we work to fight for the benefits you are entitled to.