Guiding You Through The Disability Appeals Process
If you have applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and have been turned down, do not despair. The overwhelming majority of initial applications are turned down. Your best chance of success lies in the SSD appeals process.
At Bartels Sherman & Wallace, our attorneys have extensive experience handling SSD appeals for clients from Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina and throughout the United States. We have one of the highest win rates in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit Court.
Administrative Law Judge Hearings
If your initial application and request for reconsideration are denied, you may request a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ). There may be a waiting period of eight to 12 months before a hearing is available.
Administrative law judge hearings are an important opportunity because they allow you to present yourself as a flesh-and-blood human being for the first time in the SSD process. You will no longer be a faceless number on a sheet of paper.
Our attorneys can prepare you for the hearing, helping you put your best foot forward when giving testimony at the hearing. We will present medical documentation and other evidence, which may include testimony from doctors, family members, co-workers and other people who can shed light on your disability.
Federal Court Appeals
After exhausting the administrative process, our attorneys can represent you in federal court appeals. Many Social Security Disability law firms do not handle federal appeals, but we travel to federal courts throughout the United States. We are well-versed in the complex rules and procedures that govern the review of your disability claim in federal court. Success in federal court can win you a new hearing with an administrative law judge, renewing your chances of obtaining the benefits you need and deserve.
Contact An SSD Appeals Lawyer · Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee And Nationwide
Our law firm helps people with denied disability claims. Contact us today online or by phone at 870-330-4377 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable disability appeals lawyer. We handle Social Security Disability claims and appeals for clients from Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and throughout the United States.