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    Do You Want Another Chance at Financial Relief?

    You applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits but got denied. It happens a lot. In fact, about 79% of the time.

    But your hopes for a life-changing financial support when you can’t work due to health problems aren’t over. Social Security gives you several chances to appeal your denied claim.

    IMPORTANT: You must start your appeal within 60 days or possibly miss the opportunity.

    Appealing means filling out more forms, sending fresh medical records, forming legal arguments and possibly talking to a judge.

    The Social Security Disability lawyers at Troutman & Troutman are here to help. We’re a team of Oklahomans helping other Oklahomans in tough times. We can be your guide and ally through this process.

    The Troutman disability attorneys have helped over 10,000 people and logged a cumulative 150 years of experience. We know how to appeal disability denials. Read below for more on each level of appeal.

    From Tulsa and Broken Arrow to Owasso, Bartlesville, Tahlequah and Muskogee

    Disability Law Is All We Do.

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    Four people, a man and three women, professionally dressed, talk at a conference room table. Appealing a disability benefits denial can include going to hearings, sending information to government review boards, and even filing a case in federal court.

    What Can Happen at Each Level of Appeal of an SSDI Denial?

    At each step of appealing an SSDI denial, your disability claim can go in different directions:

    • At Reconsideration: You send in more evidence and update your information to correct the reasons you were denied. Social Security could decide to approve your benefits now, but more likely you’ll need to see a judge.
    • At the ALJ Hearing. You’ll submit evidence and arguments before the hearing. You’ll testify at the hearing. Medical experts and experts on employment and the job market could testify about you. The judge could deny, approve, or partially approve your benefits. A “partially favorable” decision means the judge grants your disability benefits but says your qualifying impairment started at a later date than you requested or lasted a certain time and then ended.
    • At Appeals Council. The Appeals Council could award benefits, deny benefits or send your case back to the ALJ with instructions to reconsider their denial ruling. This is all handled through paperwork. You won’t meet with the Council in person.
    • At Federal Court. A federal judge can say Social Security was correct in denying your disability benefits. They can also approve your benefits, but that’s rare. Your main goal is to get the judge to rule that a legal error by Social Security requires them to re-do their decision. It’s all done through court filings. At this level, you have to work with a disability attorney who is admitted to practice in federal court.

    The timeframe for appealing can be months—or even years, if you have to appeal your case to the highest levels.

    It’s often better to appeal than to file a new application, though, because your original application date was earlier, and you could get more back pay as a result.

    You’re already overwhelmed by health problems and money worries. This process is a lot to take on. So get a skilled disability lawyer to take it on for you—and rest easier.

    You pay no lawyer fee unless you win benefits and reach a better situation.

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    Leaning forward on her couch, a woman holds her smartphone in both hands and looks up. Troutman & Troutman['s Oklahoma disability lawyers answer questions about disability benefits every day.

    Disability Attorneys Answer Your Questions about Social Security

    Your life has been disrupted by health problems. You’ve had to leave work. You’re worried about money. Social Security Disability benefits can provide relief, but they’re complicated. You’ve got a lot of questions. The Troutman & Troutman Tulsa disability lawyers have answers.

    SSD Questions & Answers »

    “I am so thankful for the Troutman & Troutman team. They challenged the Social Security system and overturned my disability (denial). The best advice I can give: Don’t try to represent yourself. Call Troutman &Troutman. They will take care of you.”

    Bonnie Lindley in GOOGLE REVIEWS


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