If the Social Security Administration has denied your initial application for Social Security Disability benefits and/or Supplemental Security Income, you are not alone. SSA evaluators deny about 70 percent of first-time applicants. However, you should be aware that the appeals process can be confusing and the deadlines with demands for documentation come quickly. That’s why it’s often a good idea to consult a knowledgeable and experienced SSD/SSI attorney for your appeal. At Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, PC, we can guide you through every stage of the appeals process, saving you time, frustration, and expense. We make sure you are fully informed, but most importantly, we present your case clearly in the precise language and detail that various evaluators, administrators and judges need to recommend approval.
While the SSA conducts the initial “reconsideration” level, the other three appeals involve the court system. Each phase of the SSD appeals process has stringent deadlines. For example, if you disagree with the SSA’s initial denial, you must appeal the decision in writing within 60 days of receiving your denial letter.
At Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, PC, our seasoned SSD lawyers have the knowledge and resources to analyze complex medical documents. We are experienced litigators who understand how to question expert witnesses and argue persuasively on your behalf. We are also one of the few firms in the Tri-Cities who assist eligible claimants with their original SSD paperwork and navigate the claim through the entire process up to and including the Appeals Council level.
If SSA has denied your disability claim, you need an experienced lawyer on your side who can guide you through the appeals process. Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, PC diligently pursues your SSD and/or SSI appeal to the final approval. Call us today at 423-797-6022 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. Our office is conveniently located in Bristol, and we also make hospital or home visits.