Unfavorable Decision by a Judge

Experienced New York Social Security Disability Hearing Attorneys

Our knowledgeable attorneys handle all stages of appeals

If you receive an unfavorable decision from an Administrative Law Judge, you can appeal your case further to the Social Security Appeals Council in Washington, DC. You must request an Appeals Council review within 60 days of the ALJ’s denial of your claim. Decisions made at this level are based primarily on the existing case record, making it important to have an attorney assist you in your preparation to ensure all pertinent medical evidence is included in your file. The Appeals Council may choose to grant or deny your request for review and there are generally low rates of success at this level. This makes having one of our well-rounded attorneys at Severance, Burko, Spalter & Masone, PC provide representation to you crucial to give you a fighting chance.

We provide you with the guidance and preparation you need

It is vital to your case that a disability lawyer prepare you and represent you throughout the appeals process to advocate in favor of your claim. Having an attorney prepare to present your claim to the Appeals Council increases the likelihood that all relevant evidence will be in your case file. An attorney can also look for flaws in the ALJ decision and closely review the case for mistakes and errors such as:

  • Abuses of discretion
  • Errors of law
  • ALJ decision not supported by the weight of the evidence

Our skilled and knowledgable attorneys strive for success at this stage of the appellate process and see cases through appeals in federal court.

Our Brooklyn and Staten Island attorneys proudly serve the injured and disabled

The Social Security Disability claims appeal process in New York can be frustrating and confusing at times. Our law firm helps clients prepare their initial applications and continues providing services through the appeals process so that you have someone representing your claim that knows it best. Our legal team finds and presents evidence that supports your claim and establishes your credibility. We handle all levels of appeals from Administrative Law Judge hearings to Appeals Council reviews and federal appeals.

Speak to one of our experienced attorneys today to determine your next move

We are a multi-generational law firm dedicated to serving working class and disabled persons. With over 35 years of experience representing clients in New York, we aggressively handle cases from initial claims filing through settlement, judgment and appeals. Contact us today at our Montague Center Brooklyn office Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Our Staten Island office is available by appointment.

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