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Disability Claims for Benefits


Under the Social Security Law, disabled persons are entitled to receive benefits. Filing disability claims for benefits may be accomplished by any claimant but once denied in the initial stage, pursuing it through the different levels of reconsideration and appeals may require the skills and knowledge of an experienced Los Angeles disability claim attorney.

Typically, a disability claim may undergo the following stages of hearing and appeals:

Reconsideration

When a claim is denied after initial determination, a claimant may ask for a review of the case by requesting for reconsideration. This is an opportunity for a claimant to present additional evidence to support his claim.

ALJ Hearings

A claimant may disagree with the reconsideration decision and may request hearing with the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). During the hearing, a claimant may present new information and will be asked to present expert witnesses.

Appeals Council

This is the final level of administrative review in a claimant’s case. Here, the Appeals Council may review the request for review or deny it. If the Council decides to review the claimant’s case, it may either decide on the case or return it to the ALJ for further review.

Federal Court Review

If the Appeals Council decides not to review a case or the claimant disagrees with their decision, he/ she may file a lawsuit with the federal district court.

Know how to properly file your disability claims for benefits, dial our toll free number and seek the advice of our reliable California Social Security lawyers. We are steadfast in providing you the best legal assistance to win your case.

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