What to Do if Denied Social Security Benefits

Wayne County Disability Appeals Attorney

Most people hear or learn about Social Security disability benefits and apply on their own. Few realize that most claims are initially denied. If you have received a denial letter and need help deciding what to do next, please contact our longstanding, respected Farmington Hills law firm right away. We may even be able to help you without requiring you to travel to our office.

Waiting Too Long or Appealing on Your Own Can Be Costly

If your initial Social Security disability application has been denied, the next available step is an appeal. You must take action promptly or your case may be closed. Unlike many other states, Michigan currently has no "reconsideration" phase other than to start a formal process that can lead to a hearing before a judge.

Our attorneys, Barry Adler and Steven Stilman, have an outstanding track record of winning benefits for people who cannot work. We are proven trial lawyers deeply immersed in Social Security law and the workings of this complex government system. Steps we can take include:

  • Improving the medical evidence to substantiate your qualifying medical condition and inability to work, sometimes obtaining a clear diagnosis that fits the government agency's "list of impairments"
  • Effectively addressing other reasons — such as questions about your income or work history
  • Preparing you and your appeal case thoroughly for your hearing, based on our extensive knowledge of how judges in southeast Michigan make their determinations

Put Our Experience and Determination to Work for You:

Wondering what to do if denied Social Security benefits? The simple, most effective next move is to get help from a professional who can evaluate the reason for denial and develop a strategy for winning your appeal. We charge no attorney fees unless we take your case and win benefits for you — and then the fee is determined by law as a percentage of the back-due benefits you receive.