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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE DENIED SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS? When you can’t work because of bad health, you’re counting on winning Social Security Disability benefits to make ends meet. Then you get denied. It’s devastating. But it’s not over. You can still appeal and win monthly disability checks.

HOW DO I APPEAL? Your first step is ASKING Social Security to RECONSIDER ITS DECISION.

Look at Social Security’s reasons for denial and ADDRESS THOSE

Don’t wait. You MUST FILE YOUR APPEAL WITHIN 60 DAYS of your denial notice.

Take this opportunity to

FILE UPDATED EVIDENCE.

IN YOUR APPEAL.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE (ALJ) HEARING:

If you’re denied again upon reconsideration, you can ask for a hearing with a judge. Get prepared, because this step is important.

APPEALS COUNCIL REVIEW:

If the judge denies your benefits, you can ask a group at Social Security called the Appeals Council to review the judge’s decision.

FEDERAL COURT REVIEW:

If you disagree with the result of your Appeals Council review, you can file a lawsuit in Federal District Court.

WHEN YOU NEED TO APPEAL, GET HELP Social Security Disability appeals are complicated. You should work with a lawyer. For your hearing, you need to prepare evidence, testimony and questions for witnesses. For Federal Court, you need a lawyer admitted to federal practice. At Angelina Valle & Associates, we have decades of experience helping Californians appeal for benefits.

CALL US TODAY! 408-881-0200 www.valle-law.com

What To Do When You're Denied Social Security Disability Benefits  

Most people who apply are turned down. But San Jose and Salinas Social Security Disability attorney Angelina Valle wants to help you turn yo...

What To Do When You're Denied Social Security Disability Benefits  

Most people who apply are turned down. But San Jose and Salinas Social Security Disability attorney Angelina Valle wants to help you turn yo...

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