How long do I have to appeal a Social Security Disability claim?

If my claim is denied or I get a denial letter from SSA, how long do I have to appeal?

If your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is denied, you have 60 days to file an appeal.
Only about 30% of applications for disability are approved. If your application is denied, do not give up, you can still be awarded benefits through the appeals process. As soon as you receive your denial letter, you will have 60 days to file for a reconsideration appeal. This means that your claim is sent back to Disability Determination Services (DDS) for another look. Most reconsideration appeals are unsuccessful and the claim is still denied.

If your reconsideration appeal is denied, you will again have 60 days to complete the next step in the appeal process, which is a request for a disability hearing. A disability hearing is where you will have your best chances of winning your disability claim. At Jorgensen Law, we can represent you at this hearing and greatly improve your chances of winning your claim and being awarded disability benefits.

We have helped many people just like you get disability benefits. If your application for SSDI or SSI has been denied, do not give up. Let us help you get the benefits that you need. Contact Jorgensen Law with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles or Riverside, California. For assistance, schedule a free consultation at our office by email or by calling 866.587.9176.

Representing SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY and SSI claims in the following counties and cities: San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, and the Inland Empire. In San Diego, we specifically work with Fallbrook, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, El Cajon, Escondido, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, La Jolla, Lemon Grove, National City, Spring Valley, Vista, San Marcos, Oceanside, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Ramona, Murrieta, Moreno Valley, corona, San Bernardino, Fontana, Ontario, and Imperial Valley.

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