Appealing Social Security Disability Decisions

In Falls Church, Virginia decisions on Social Security Disability court cases are made by an Administrative Law Judge. If the decision is not favorable, you or your representative have 60 days to request a hearing, in writing, by the Social Security Appeals Council.

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New evidence may be presented to the Appeals Council however, because of the large amount of Social Security claims, it may take up to a year for the Appeals Council to consider a review request.

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Federal Court

When the Appeals Council refuses a review or makes and adverse decision, it is possible to file a civil action in the United States District Court. This court may reverse, affirm or modify the Commissioner’s decision.

Should the U.S. District Court agree with the SSA Commissioner decision, it is possible to appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in the district court circuit. If the Court of Appeals denies your case, it can be presented to the United States Supreme Court.

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It is important to engage the services of a qualified Social Security disability attorney when filing any type of review request as procedural errors often occur. This attorney will have the knowledge and experience to examine any claim and can file the proper briefs to help your case.

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