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Gerling Law's Guide to VA Disability Benefits

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Will I Have to File a Disability Lawsuit?

In some cases, it will be necessary to file a lawsuit. The general process upon appeal starts with submitting a request for reconsideration. This is where you ask another claims examiner to take a look at your initial application. The examiner may ask questions and consider any new evidence you present.

If the new examiner denies your claim again, you can request a hearing in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ). Your disability lawyer will prep you so you understand what questions may be asked. You can call witnesses to testify and present new evidence.

If you disagree with the ALJ’s decision, then you can ask the Social Security Appeals Council to review your claim. However, they are not required to give you another hearing. If your request for review with an ALJ was denied or you disagree with the Appeal Council’s ruling, your recourse is to file a lawsuit in federal court.

Rather than wait to hire an Indiana Social Security disability benefits lawyer once you’ve exhausted all your appeals, hire our firm initially. We can work to get your claim approved before there is a need to file a federal lawsuit.

Contact an Indiana Social Security Disability Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Social Security disability appeals are complex and can go on for years in some cases. Don’t risk precious time by trying to handle a claim on your own. Contact our disability lawyers in Indiana at Gerling Law today.

Call us at (888) 437-5464 or send us an online message to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation. Let us put our years of experience handling Social Security disability appeals to work for you.

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