If you have received notice that you have not been approved for Social Security benefits, you may feel disappointed and like you are at the end of the road. However, your Ocala Florida social security disability attorney can explain that many individuals are initially denied benefits but are subsequently approved after an appeal.
Your Ocala Florida social security disability attorney can explain that there are several levels of adjudication for Social Security claims. First, there is the initial determination. This is followed by the reconsideration. After that, there is a hearing before an administrative law judge. If you have still been denied benefits at this point, your attorney may submit your claim for review by the Appeals Council. Finally, a case might be filed in federal court.
For most of the processes above, the deadline in which you must file your appeal to the next level is 60 days from the date you receive the decision. However, if the time limit falls on a weekend, legal holiday or other non-workday for federal employees, the claimant has until the next workday.
Your Ocala Florida social security disability attorney can explain that the Social Security Administration considers an appeal filed on the specific day that it is received. However, if that date would cause you to lose rights, it will use the date on the postmark as the effective filing date.
If you would like to appeal your decision to the next level, contact an Ocala Florida social security disability lawyer at the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC by calling 352.304.5300.