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Sacramento Social Security Disability Appeals

Was Your Initial Claim Denied? Don't Be Discouraged — Most Are.

If you received a letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) informing you that your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits has been denied, you are not alone. Some statistics indicate that as high as 75 percent of initial claims are denied, often because of minor omissions or errors in the application process. Many are denied because the applicant could not offer sufficient medical reports proving a disability.

If you reside in the Sacramento area and have had your claim denied, bring your SSA letter to the Law Office of Elizabeth Gade Inc. We are a team of experienced, licensed lawyers and Social Security professionals with 20 years of experience helping people successfully appeal their denied claims. We have helped so many others, we are confident we can help you.

The Steps To A Successful Appeal Of Your Denied Disability Benefits

We offer a free consultation to answer your questions and review your circumstances. We will explain the terminology the SSA uses and lay out a plan for a successful appeal. If you retain us, you will not pay any money upfront.

Our first step in the appeal will be to get your paperwork in order and file a request for reconsideration. We won't file the request unless we are confident we can clearly document why you can prove your disability.

The second level of appeal is to request a hearing. Again, we will submit all records and reports, along with a written brief of our arguments for why you are disabled. We will thoroughly prepare you for your hearing and make sure you are very comfortable with the process. Your attorney will personally meet with you twice before the hearing to make sure you are prepared and know what to expect. If the judge denies your case at the hearing, we won't take no for an answer. If appropriate, we will file an appeal with the Social Security Appeals Council asking that your case be granted or sent back for a second hearing. Finally, because we are licensed to practice law in federal court, we have the final option of appealing your claim through the federal judicial court system.

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Experienced Social Security Appeals Lawyers

From office locations in Sacramento, Woodland, Roseville and Grass Valley, we provide SSDI and SSI appeals services for people throughout Sacramento County, Yolo County and Placer County, California. Call us toll free at 800-458-0323 or use our convenient email contact form to submit your questions and arrange a free consultation with an experienced Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyer at our firm.