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SSR 11-1p: can’t appeal and reapply for Social Security disability

A number of attorneys suggest that if you are denied at your Social Security disability hearing, you should do two things: Appeal the Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ’s) decision to the Social Security Appeals Council, and File a new claim for … Continue reading

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I was talking to a woman who was upset with her attorney. Her Social Security case had been denied at the hearing level. The Administrative Law Judge did not think she was disabled. With her attorney’s help, she appealed to … Continue reading

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Can I win my disability case at the Social Security Appeals Council?

You have been denied disability benefits by an Administrative Law Judge at your Social Security hearing. You filed an appeal with the Social Security Appeals Council. If they approve the appeal, you can get your disability benefits? Right? Probably not. The … Continue reading

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Why can’t I find a lawyer to appeal a hearing denial?

Did you represent yourself at your Social Security disability hearing? If you were denied, you may find it is difficult to find a lawyer to represent you. Sadly, this is a common problem.  It is much harder to hire an attorney … Continue reading

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How long does it take to get an Appeals Council decision?

If you have been denied at your Social Security hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), you may end up having to file an appeal to the Social Security Appeals Council.   In my experience handling Social Security … Continue reading

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Denied at your Social Security hearing? What you can do now

If your Social Security case is denied after a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), you have a couple of options: Appeal the ALJ’s decision to the Social Security Appeals Council To do this, you need to file form HA-520-U5 … Continue reading

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Denied at hearing? Here’s how to appeal the Judge’s decision to Social Security Appeals Council

If you are denied at your Social Security hearing by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), you have the right to appeal the judge’s decision to the Social Security Appeals Council.   To do this, you need to file form HA-520-U5 … Continue reading

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