Florida Social Security Disability Lawyers
Has your claim for Social Security disability benefits been denied? Don't give up. Most initial claims for benefits are denied. You have a right to appeal the decision. However, it is important to move quickly to ensure the strict deadlines do not expire. At James & Zimmerman, our attorneys represent claimants in Social Security Disability (SSD) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits cases in DeLand and throughout Central Florida. We are committed to helping clients recover the benefits they need and deserve.
Navigating the SSDI/SSD Appeals Process
Obtaining Social Security disability benefits can be lengthy and complicated. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the appeals process.
- First denial: Once your application for Social Security disability benefits has been turned down, you have 60 days to file a notice to request reconsideration.
- Second denial: Once you have received notice that the claim was denied upon reconsideration, you have 60 days to file a notice of appeal.
If the Social Security Administration (SSA) has denied your application for disability benefits, it is important to contact an experienced lawyer immediately to ensure there is adequate time to prepare your appeal.
Get Your Benefits Approved
In order to be eligible for Social Security disability benefits, you must prove you have an injury, illness or disability which prevents you from working at your current/former occupation or other job for which you are qualified. While many claimants have a valid need for benefits, their application has vague or inadequate information, resulting in a denial.
Our SSD lawyers take special care and precautions when handling Social Security disability claims and appeals. We make sure all questions are answered completely and accurately by your doctors and submit concise medical documentation to the Social Security Administration when presenting your appeal. In addition, we work to emphasize the opinion of your treating physician, rather than the opinion of the physician used by the SSA (who has only seen you once).
Contact our Social Security Disability Attorneys
While you could appeal your case without an attorney, effective presentation is often the key to successfully obtaining benefits. Our lawyers know the rules, procedures and tendencies of the Social Security Administration. We can provide the professional guidance you need through a Social Security appeal. If you need experienced representation in a Social Security disability appeal, we can help. Contact our SSD lawyers in DeLand, Florida, to discuss your case.