One concern people with disabilities attempting to acquire Social Security disability benefits have is the question of whether or not they will have to go to court. Watch this video of our Tulsa OK Social Security Disability attorney Erin Stackenwalt explaining Social Security Disability claims, and how a denial at the initial and reconsideration levels could mean you have to attend court with an administrative law judge. If you are seeking help with your Oklahoma Social Security benefits case, speak to the disability attorneys at Troutman & Troutman by calling (918) 265-1404.
Will you have to go to court? Maybe, it depends on your case. It depends on the strength of your case. Some of these cases are approved at the initial level; maybe 25 to 30 percent of all cases are approved at the initial level. Another 25 percent of cases, maybe, are approved at the reconsideration level. And if you are denied at both the initial and reconsideration levels, you may have to go to court. You may have to go in front of an administrative law judge. We call them ALJs.
After a case has been denied twice, we request a hearing, and at that time, we would then go in front of an administrative law judge. So, sometimes we go to court; sometimes we don’t. All of these things are very case-specific. For more information, you can contact Troutman & Troutman at TroutmanLaw.com, or you can call us at (918) 587-0050.