Lebanon Lawyers for Denied Social Security Claims

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) rejected your application for Social Security Disability benefits, you are definitely not alone. It is estimated that more than two-thirds of SSD applications are denied initially. It does not mean you cannot get disability benefits, but it does mean that you should speak with a lawyer about filing an appeal.

At Spitler, Kilgore & Enck, PC, we are experienced in handling SSD appeals on behalf of clients in Lebanon, Lancaster, Hershey and neighboring Pennsylvania communities. We know that you may be disheartened upon receiving a claim denial, and that you are probably frustrated by dealing with the bureaucracy. As attorneys our job is to ease the frustration associated with a denied Social Security Disability claim and help you get your benefits as quickly as possible.

Why Are SSD Applications Denied?

The SSA denies disability claims on a number of different grounds. The most common reason is that the SSA says that the applicant failed to provide enough medical evidence to prove disability. The SSA is not saying you are healthy, it is just saying you have not shown proof that you can no longer work. Our Lebanon lawyers know how to organize medical evidence and present it in the way the SSA expects.

What Is the Disability Appeals Process?

Once your initial SSD claim is denied, you have 60 days to begin the appeals process, so the sooner you reach out to our attorneys, the better. There are multiple levels of review. Our team will help you with the initial application for the appeal, and if it is denied, we can take further action. That further action can include:

  • Administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing: If your appeal is denied, you may request a hearing before an ALJ. It can take about 18 months to receive a hearing, but it is the best opportunity to obtain disability benefits. We try to expedite the process whenever possible.
  • Appeals Council: If the ALJ refuses to award disability benefits, the issue can be submitted to the Appeals Council, which is in Falls Church, Virginia. Our attorneys write the briefs and other documents necessary for this level of appeal. You do not need to travel to Virginia because this appeal is done entirely through writing.

Our Lebanon SSD lawyers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your particular disability and what we can do to help you following a denied claim. We will treat you with respect and dignity, and do everything we can to secure your benefits.

Contact an SSD Appeal Attorney Serving Lancaster and Surrounding Areas

The lawyers of Spitler, Kilgore & Enck, PC, are ready to evaluate your denied SSDI claim and advise you on the possibility of an appeal. Please call 717-769-1794 or send us an email to arrange a consultation.

Our office is conveniently located off several major highways and is one block south of the Lebanon County Courthouse. Plenty of parking is available. Evening appointments are offered upon request.