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Was Your SSD Or SSI Claim Denied?
If your application for SSD or SSI benefits has been denied, don't worry. Historically, most claims are denied initially. At Harlan, Harlan & Still, our Columbia SSD appeals attorneys will guide you through the entire appeals process one step at a time. We strive to make the process simple and transparent for you, providing the dedicated advocacy and personal attention you can count on.
Many people who need help appealing their denied SSD or SSI claims worry about the costs of hiring a lawyer. We handle all Social Security disability claims on a contingent-fee basis, meaning that you do not pay us unless or until we recover a successful claim for you.
Navigating SSD And SSI Appeals: Our Missouri Attorneys Will Go As Far As Necessary
We will help you navigate each stage of the appeals process, taking your claim as far as necessary to obtain the benefits you need:
- Hearing: If your initial application is denied, you will have the opportunity to present your case at an administrative hearing. We will help you gather any additional medical evidence, prepare your testimony and prepare you for the hearing in advance so you will be able to effectively present your case to the Social Security administrative law judge.
- Additional appeals: If the judge denies your request for benefits, we will file the appeal to the Social Security Appeals Council in Falls Church, Virginia. If denied by the council, we will seek appeal through filing a suit against the Social Security Administration in federal court, if it is in your best interests to do so.
Because SSD and SSI claims are built upon medical documentation, having detailed medical records can mean the difference between obtaining benefits and denial. If you are worried about health care costs, we can advise you on the many resources available in the Columbia area to help you. Our firm has helped people throughout central Missouri since 1978, and we are well-known to health care providers who specialize in helping those with limited resources.
We Provide The Support You Need
Unfortunately, many people give up and do not appeal their claims. We know that many people who seek qualified help have a better chance of obtaining the benefits they need. Don't give up. We can help. Contact us at 800-483-1789 toll free or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation.