Alabama Social Security Disability Appeals Lawyers

Being denied Social Security Disability benefits can be one of the most confusing and depressing times in a person’s life after they suffer a mental or physical disability. In most instances, the people denied simply have no idea why their claim wasn’t successful. People with disabilities are entitled to use this government program under certain stipulations. It can seem, at times, that even if you have a disability that your claim will be denied. With so much red-tape and technicalities to fault those disabled on, it really isn’t much of a surprise that a majority of applicants are rejected on their initial application.

In times like these, when you need this compensation the most, seek the service of the expert Alabama Social Security Disability appeals lawyers here at the law office of Wettermark & Keith, LLC., today. Our experienced appeals lawyers have a keen understanding of the Social Security Administration that they have honed over the last thirty years, fighting for the rights of those disabled. Contact our law office today for a free no-hassle consultation.

Social Security Appeals Representation

If your claim for Social Security Disability benefits was denied, do not hesitate to contact our law office right away. A majority of all initial applications for SSD and SSI benefits are denied and must be appealed in order to be successful. The appeals process, however, is not something a person should try to take on without professional appeals lawyers on their side.

60 Days to Appeal in Writing

People who have had their application for SSD or SSI benefits denied have 60 days to file an appeal in writing. This time frame is absolutely vital because if you fail to appeal in time, you must start the entire disability compensation process all over again. Additionally, failing to appeal in time can also cause you to lose some of the back pay in benefits that you may be entitled to.

The appeals process can seem incredibly long and unnecessarily complex. Our top Social Security Disability appeals lawyers can guide you through this process and ensure that your rights are not infringed upon. Skilled appeals lawyers here at Wettermark & Keith, LLC., can help clients create and submit appeals and help them throughout the entire appeals process. Rest assured that our veteran attorneys have seen all aspects of the appeals process and will not be taken by surprise, no matter what situation may arise. 

No Recovery, No Fee Guarantee

When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients, we want to see you obtain Social Security Disability benefits so that you can continue to carry on with your life.

Contact us today if you are needing to appeal a Social Security Disability claim that was denied. Remember that you have only 60 days to initially dispute the denial before you must restart the entire process. Time is of the essence so please contact us as soon as possible. Fill out the free case evaluation form on our web site and we will get back to you promptly. If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call one of our three branches.

  • Birmingham Office       205.933.9500
  • Huntsville Office       256.536.8010
  • Montgomery Office       334.284.0014

Remember, it is only through extensive professional litigation that a successful appeal for Social Security Disability benefits can be made to come to fruition. This is precisely how our top SSD lawyers operate for every client, every day. We work hard to serve justice to those disabled, one case at a time.

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Wettermark & Keith secures a reversal of judge's decision by the Appeals council for their client

Wettermark Keith is pleased to announce exciting news from the Social Security department. While our attorneys have an extremely successful track record in obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients, sometimes the journey is longer than others. When a client receives an unfavorable decision from an Administrative Law Judge, the available recourse is to appeal that decision to the Appeals Council, the body responsible for reviewing cases for mistakes made by the previous judge as to the law or facts. Unfortunately, due to the strict standard of review, the Appeals Council fails to find a reason to overturn or remand the prior determination in the vast majority of cases. However, our attorneys are committed to ensuring that our clients receive the benefits they deserve.

This month, Attorney Jessica Brooks secured a reversal of the judge’s decision by the Appeals Council for her client. A more common outcome when the Appeals Council takes issue with a judge’s decision, is a remand to the judge in order to conduct a another hearing, a process which is time consuming and does not always result in a positive outcome. A reversal constitutes an outright order of payment of benefits to the claimant and only happens in 2% of cases! Ms. Brooks added, “I understand that this is often a long and frustrating process for my clients. This was a case that went to hearing in November of 2011 and we received the Appeals Council reversal in February of 2014. However, the fact that my client will be compensated for that time in back pay makes the determination and hard work worth it.” Wettermark Keith looks forward to future Appeals Council reversals as we continue to provide our expertise and experience to our clients.

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