What are the levels my claim goes through?

You may want more information on the different levels or stages your claim goes through before you begin to collect Social Security.

You will first file an Initial Application at your local Social Security Office. If this claim is denied, you will have the option to file a Request for Reconsideration.

During the first two stages, your claim is being reviewed by the Disability Determination Services, or DDS. If you are denied in the first two stages, you will then need to Request a Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. In order to successfully appeal a denial, you must do so within sixty days of receiving the decision, regardless of which level you are denied.

It is much easier to have an attorney on your side during this tedious process. Please call us NOW for a free consultation and let us help you get through the task of getting the benefits you deserve. Call 1-800-618-4878 and speak to a live representative.

My name is TC Newlin, with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin.

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