If necessary, your claim may need to proceed to federal court for appeal. Your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer will assess your claim to see if it is appropriate to move forward with appeal in the same way he would have assessed it for the original ALJ hearing.
First, of course, it is important for the attorney to go through the sequential evaluation to determine whether or not would be found disabled if the case was remanded for a new ALJ hearing. If your claim would be unable to pass this test, it is unnecessary to move forward with appeal.
Your attorney will want to review the ALJ decision to establish which evidence supports it and whether or not any errors were made. If the ALJ decision did not follow a Social Security rule or regulation, there may be reason to remand. The error must have been significant enough, though, that it would have altered the outcome of the case.
If you have been denied benefits at the hearing level, you should speak with your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer right away about options for appeal. An attorney from CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC can explain whether or not your case is right for appeal and the next steps to take. Call 352.304.5300 today for more information.