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Chicago Social Security Disability Claims Attorney for Denied Applications

Experienced Lawyer Providing Guidance with Social Security Disability Appeals in Illinois

If you have been denied Social Security Disability in Illinois, do not give up. Approximately 70% of claimants are denied at the initial application level, so you are not alone. There is an appeals process in place for denied applicants, and this is your opportunity to have your case reconsidered.

If you or a loved one is in this position, do not fight this battle alone. It is important to have an experienced Social Security Disability benefits attorney in your corner to assist you with your case and vastly increase your chances of approval.

At Pearson Disability Law, LLC, our singular focus is securing disability benefits for clients in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Managing attorney Jonathan L. Pearson has helped thousands of individuals who have been denied Social Security Disability benefits win approval upon appeal. Attorney Pearson is a Chicago Bar Association member and member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR). He handles each case personally and charges no upfront attorney fees, so you only pay if he secures benefits for you.

The Appeals Process

If you are denied Social Security Disability, you have three general options:

  • Give up;
  • Re-apply for benefits; or
  • Appeal your denial.

The first option ensures you will not receive the benefits you deserve and need, so that is never a good course of action. The second option of starting from scratch is usually not a good idea initially, because you still have roughly a 70% chance of being denied. Once you have been denied a second time, you would probably be back at the appeal level again.

When you receive your denial letter, you have 60 days to lodge an appeal. Appealing a denial of benefits can be a difficult process involving several stages, components and legal issues. The first level of appeal is request for reconsideration. This is essentially a request to have the government review your case again. If it is found that there were no errors made in the initial application process and there is no new and compelling medical evidence, there is a very small chance of success at this level.

If your request for reconsideration is denied, the next step is a request for hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Success at this level depends strongly on the evidence gathered and legal arguments presented, and it is very helpful to be represented by a skilled attorney with particular experience with this area of the law.

If you are denied benefits by the ALJ, there are two additional levels of appeal; Appeals Council Review and U.S. District Court.

If you or someone close to you has been denied Social Security Disability claims in Illinois, contact our law firm today at 312-999-0999312-999-0999 for a free personalized consultation. We welcome the opportunity to explain your options and help determine the best strategy to get you approved for the benefits you deserve.

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