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Sacramento SSD Appeal Lawyers

Have You Been Denied SSD or SSI Benefits?

If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, you are not alone. In fact, the majority of initial applications are denied. It does not mean that you are not eligible. It simply means that, when the Social Security Administration (SSA) representative reviewed your case, he or she either missed something or something was missing.

For more than 40 years our team at Smolich & Smolich has been helping people like you throughout Northern California overcome denials. We can assist you with every step of the appeals process. Contact our Sacramento Social Security Disability attorneys online!

There are two main stages of the appeals process:

  1. Request for reconsideration, which will be reviewed by a different individual at the Social Security office
  2. Request for a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge, which is often the stage where we succeed in obtaining SSD benefits

Reasons for Denial of Social Security Disability Benefits

Your initial application must clearly indicate your disability and inability to maintain full-time employment for a minimum period of 12 months. A doctor's note saying that you are "disabled" or "cannot return to work" is far from sufficient. The SSA is looking for very specific information about your medical condition and how it impacts your ability to work full-time.

Typically, you must prove that you cannot perform any of the jobs you have done in the last 15 years or any other job in the national economy. If they do not see that within the small amount of time they have to review your case, you will be denied. Our Sacramento SSD attorneys know medical and vocational information is needed for SSA to award your claim. We will determine why you were denied and put together a strategy to obtain benefits through the appeals process.

Assisting with Every Step of the Complex Appeals Process

Because the appeals process is extremely complex and confusing, it is highly advisable to retain the services of an experienced Sacramento social security disability attorney to handle your case. By doing so, you can significantly improve your chances of obtaining much needed benefits and improving your quality of life.

Our firm will be at your side throughout every step of the appeals process, and do everything in our power to ensure you get the benefits you deserve.

Call us at 916-571-0400 (local) or (888) 452-0703 (toll free) to schedule a free case evaluation!

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