The Appeals Process

Have your Social Security Disability claims been denied?  If so, you need a knowledgeable Freehold and East Brunswick appeals process attorney to help you understand your appeal rights and guide you through the process. 

A denied claim can be disheartening, but you do not need to handle it on your own.  At the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt, Esq., we represent clients at any stage in the claim process.  Attorney Goldblatt has handled thousands of appeals over his more than 30 years of experience.  He helps disabled clients get the Social Security Disability payments they need and deserve, at any stage in the appeals process. 

Vigorous and Aggressive Representation With Attention To Your Legal Needs – Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt, Esq. – 732-238-8700

First Denial of Your Application

If your first application to the Social Security Administration (SSA) is denied, then you have a right to appeal.  The appeal is called a “reconsideration” and it must be filed within 60 days of your denial.  Attorney Goldblatt can help you file your appeal.  He will work to build a comprehensive application, taking into account all aspects of your disabling condition, including:

  • Records of medical treatment
  • Prescriptions
  • Doctors reports
  • Daily function reports, which talk about your limitations and restrictions as a result of your impairment

The SSA will review this information and communicate with your doctors.  At this time, they can also request that a SSA doctor evaluate you.  After this information is received and considered, another decision will be made.

Second Denial of Your Application

If your Social Security Disability benefits have been denied a second time, then attorney Goldblatt can request a hearing in front of an administrative law judge.  It is important to note there is a backlog in these types of cases and it can take up to a year to go in front of the judge.

At the hearing, attorney Goldblatt will represent you in court.  You will have a chance to testify as to your disability condition.  The judge can question you directly about your situation.  We will be able to present evidence and witnesses, including friends, family and doctors to discuss your condition.  The SSA will be able to present evidence, such as vocational experts and medical advisors. 

Denial After the Administrative Hearing

Attorney Goldblatt can also appeal after an administrative law judge has denied your claim.  This third appeal is handled administratively, before a tribunal, and there is no opportunity for your to appear or be heard.  Your appeal will be based on any errors that the administrative law judge may have made.

It is important to have an attorney involved as early as possible.  Attorney Goldblatt knows the requirements to prove a disability.  He knows what has to be done and what information must be submitted to get your doctors to submit the proper paperwork.  This paperwork can have an enormous impact on your ability to win your case.  Lawyer Goldblatt will do all of the necessary groundwork and have all of the information prepared early on so we can work to develop an effective claim.

For help with your Social Security Benefits claim, contact Jeffrey W. Goldblatt, Esq. at 732-238-8700.