Social Security Disability
Federal Court Appeals
WE HAVE EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS WHO HANDLE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT CASES
We are a boutique appellate practice that handles cases at the district court level and beyond for Social Security Disability (“SSD”) appeals litigation. We will zealously represent you in federal district court in your fight to appeal the Social Security Administration’s improper denial of your disability benefits. We will assist claimants, as well as attorneys and non-attorney representatives, who need an experienced disability appeals attorney to handle the federal court case.
Our primary goal is to help you get the benefits you are entitled to receive.
Thanks for your interest. We know how frustrating it is to be denied Social Security benefits. We can help. I look forward to telling you what we can do to get you benefits. Schedule today!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY APPEALS IN FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS
If you have received a denial of disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, it is time to contact our office for legal help. Our law firm is skilled and experienced attorneys who handle appeals in the federal court system.
This is important because federal court cases are different, complicated, and time consuming. Our attorney will handle everything from beginning to end, including
- Filing the complaint and taking care of the service of process
- Analyzing thousands of pages of your medical records
- Researching and preparing a 25 to 35 page opening brief to set out the reasons why you were wronged
- Researching and preparing a 15 to 20 page reply brief refuting Agency claims
- Filing objections or motions necessary to defend your claims
- Presenting oral argument before the district and circuit court
If you received a denial of benefits letter from the Appeals Council of the Social Security Administration, you must file your appeal in federal court within 65 days, or you will not be able to challenge that denial. But filing an appeal in federal court is very important and protects your legal rights. At this point, you need a skilled attorney familiar with the appeals process and formalities of social security as well as appellate trial experience, like us.
It may not be wise to ignore your denial of benefits on the hope that you can file a new application. Appealing your SSD denial is the only available opportunity to secure your original filing date. Contact our office to file your appeal and we will help preserve your rights and original application date. This is important because if we are successful in winning your SSD appeal, you may recover back pay benefits spanning from your original file date. This can also help you obtain Medicare coverage if you are eligible.
SHOULD YOU RETAIN AN ATTORNEY OR A NON-ATTORNEY REPRESENTATIVE FOR YOUR DISTRICT COURT APPEAL?
There are several misconceptions regarding the use of attorneys or non-attorney representatives in the pursuit of Social Security Disability benefits. Whether you are working with an attorney or an SSD advocate (non-attorney representative) at the Agency level, you should be represented by an attorney when litigating an appeal in federal court. Federal courts have specific requirements and admissions processes in place in order for attorneys to be qualified to litigate an appeal in federal court. These requirements may often disqualify both non-attorneys and some attorneys who have not met the criteria to litigate in a specific federal court, where your case would need to be filed. These criteria and special credentials are why many SSD attorneys and non-attorney representatives refer their clients to us. Our attorneys represent their clients in both Appeals Council appeals and federal court appeals.
OUR ATTORNEYS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE MIDWEST AND IN FLORIDA FOR YOUR SSD APPEAL
We focus on representing individuals, like you, in the federal district courts who need a judicial review of a Social Security Administration’s improper decision that denied them disability benefits. We handle cases in Florida along with all the district courts within the Seventh (7th) Circuit, including Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. We’d love to talk to you about your case and how we can help.
National Association of Disability Representatives Podcast
This episode you will want to listen to a few times. Adriana de le Torre visits with us today to give us some of those "nuggets" we talk about a lot. These nuggets are what you find between sessions at a NADR Conference. Today, you'll have a front row seat as Adriana gives us points that will help with some of those nerve-wracking moments, we all experience at a hearing.
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