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How to appeal a denial of Social Security benefits

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, there is always a chance that your claim may be declined by the Social Security Administration. After a denial, you may appeal to the SSA within 60 days to reconsider their decision and review your case. To do so, one stage of an appeal is an administrative law judge hearing.

During such a hearing, the judge will validate records that you have submitted to support your claim, and may ask questions to verify the information you have provided. If needed, the judge may also request the testimony of an expert witness regarding your disability. It is often helpful to consult a lawyer to guide you through these hearings, as this is a very crucial stage in getting your appeal sanctioned.

Due to backlogs it sometimes may take up to a year before your hearing is scheduled. At Dale Buchanan & Associates, our lawyers are experts in handling Social Security Disability benefits and have over a century of combined experience. Our attorneys may be able to help people expedite their litigation by using our knowledge and experience to review the claim. We provide a free initial consultation to discuss a person's case.

If people reside in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area and are facing an administrative law judge hearing, they consider our firm to represent them in court. Our attorneys will consolidate people's medical records to support their case and make certain they are prepared for any questions that the judge may ask. We can represent people through every step of the process to give them the best chance for a favorable outcome.

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