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If Your SSD Application Was Turned Down …

The most important thing to remember if your Social Security disability application was turned down is: Don't give up. If you are disabled and unable to work, you need that income — and you earned it through your FICA contributions. Remember, too, that many qualified applicants are denied the first time.

Questions About Social Security Disability?
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At the Iaconis Law Office in Chittenango, New York, we have been guiding people through the Social Security disability hearings and appeals process for many years. Contact us and talk to an SSD attorney who has the experience and compassion to help you overcome this setback. We serve clients throughout the Syracuse area.

You need to request a hearing within 60 days.

The Social Security system handles thousands of cases at any given time. As a result, the administration imposes limits on appeals. An appeal from an initial administrative denial must be in the "hands" of the Social Security Administration District Office soon after a denial. A specific form for appeal is needed, which can be obtained at the District Office for your residence. We also have all the necessary forms and can help people initiate and prosecute appeals. It is important that your case be presented with all the necessary information for a favorable decision. You do not have to go to a hearing alone. Talk to a lawyer who understands the system and who can represent you effectively.

We may be able to send the case back for review without a hearing.

Our law office can review your application and look for information that may be missing or incomplete. In many cases, we are able to get enough favorable information to have the case sent back to the state agency for a decision without waiting for a hearing. In some cases, a request can be made for a decision by a law judge without a hearing.

Attorney Paul Iaconis and our staff have extensive experience preparing and presenting medical information to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). We have handled Social Security hearings and appeals for more than 15 years.

We focus our legal practice on helping disabled people obtain the benefits they have earned and both need and deserve. We know how much SSD disability benefits mean to our clients. And we know how to fight for those benefits through the hearings and appeals process.

Contact us for a free consultation. You will owe us nothing unless we succeed on your behalf.