It is possible for someone who is applying for disability to appeal a denial on his or her own. However, the laws surrounding disability appeals are complex, and most disability applicants will be unaware of the legal avenues that they have for pursuing appeals. That is why it is important to discuss your case with a disability lawyer to ensure you know the best path to receiving the benefits that you need. In this video, Tulsa SSDI lawyer Darren Rackley goes into detail. Disability attorneys are among the most affordable attorneys out there. We know that it can be difficult to put together any meaningful income while suffering from a disability. That is why we offer evaluations at no charge to potential disability applicants, and we work on contingency. This means if we are not successful in the appeal, we do not charge you attorney fees.
It would be possible to file an appeal without an attorney, but it’s not recommended. It’s a pretty complex process and having an attorney definitely makes life a lot easier. They might have to appear and present things on their own that an attorney would save them having to do that. The chances of winning are much higher because the attorney might give them a chance of going back for another hearing whereas they have no knowledge of the law and they won’t know how to present the case to the court. I do everything and it’s mainly on the briefs, and then we just notify them of what the court decides. There’s nothing they need to do other than contact us as soon as possible after they’ve been denied. To have a free evaluation of your disability claim, call us at (918) 265-1404 or visit us at TroutmanLaw.com.