Can’t work & need benefits?
If you can't work and need benefits for Social Security Disability, it can be hard to pay your medical bills, and to support yourself and your family.
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As a local firm, serving Social Security claimants in North Florida and South Georgia, we've dealt extensively with the local Social Security system and are available to meet personally.
Tallahassee Social Security Denials
If so, you’re claim isn’t over. At Solomon, Sullivan and Romo, we can help you appeal. We know how frustrating it is when you know you can’t work but the Social Security Administration still denies your case. Appealing can be a long and stressful process, but success is often achieved by continuing to appeal.
The majority of people who apply are initially denied. Our legal team will do everything we can to help turn your denial into an approval.
There are four levels of appeal:
- Reconsideration – A review of the claim by someone who did not take part in the first decision. The original evidence is reviewed along with any new information you provide.
- Hearing by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) – For our area, these typically take place in the Houston Social Security Administration offices. Most cases are won at this level.
- Review by Appeals Council – If the ALJ denies your case, you may ask the Appeals Council to review that decision. The Appeals Council may return your case to the ALJ for a new hearing.
- Federal Court Review – If you disagree with the Appeals Council decision, you can file a lawsuit in Federal District Court. You must have an attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court to represent you at this level!
We can help you at every stage of the appeals process.
If you were denied, it’s not the end, contact us to talk about your case.
Important – Once you’re denied benefits, the clock starts ticking. Don’t wait too long. You can miss the deadline to appeal!
Your hearing is often the most critical stage in your case. The hearing takes place before the Administrative Law Judge and is your best chance to present evidence in person. It’s crucial you and the evidence be well prepared. If you have received a denial at the initial step, we strongly recommend you get legal help as soon as possible.
The attorneys at Solomon, Sullivan and Romo, will:
- analyze your Social Security file
- prepare your case and set the strategy
- gather additional evidence from your doctors and medical providers
- prepare your testimony
- question witnesses
- cross-examine any medical and vocational experts who testify at your hearing
- appeal your case on the federal level if necessary
Social Security sometimes brings in expert medical and vocational witnesses to provide testimony. We know how to present evidence to maximize your chances and cross-examine the experts if necessary.
Most people win benefits with an experienced lawyer.
According to Social Security’s own statistics, people win benefits more often when they have representation than when they don’t. Since there are no legal fees if you don’t win benefits, the decision to get legal representation is an easy one. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your claim.