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DT8 Social Security disability stages and appeals explained

This week, Disability Tips looks at the stages and appeals in Social Security disability cases: application, reconsideration, hearing, appeals council and beyond! We also discuss: How long do Social Security cases take at each stage. What are your chances of winning Social Security … Continue reading

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Appeals Council correcting technical errors

I was a the Colorado Bar Association Social Security CLE (Continuing Legal Education) program last week. One of the Judges stated during the presentation that the Social Security Appeals Council will begin correcting “technical errors.” During the Q&A section, I … Continue reading

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Appeals Council form letter denial

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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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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The BIG risk in appealing a “Partly Favorable” Social Security hearing decision

You finally got the decision on your Social Security case and it says… “Partly Favorable.” This does not mean that you are “partly disabled.” Usually, it means one of the following: The Judge found you disabled, but not as far … Continue reading

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