The right to appeal SSDI benefits

Disabled individuals in Indiana who have applied for their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may find themselves frustrated if their claim is rejected. However, those who are denied their benefits have the right to file an appeal if they believe that they deserve to receive benefits. Individuals who have decided to appeal for their benefits should note that the appeals process can have up to four stages:

  • Reconsideration stage
  • Hearing stage
  • Appeals Council review stage
  • Federal court stage

Disabled individuals who are notified that their SSDI claims were denied are given 60 days to request an appeal. Failing to do so will result in the conclusion of their case. However, the Social Security Administration may allow people to appeal their claims if they have valid reasons for not filing an appeal immediately.

If you are denied of your SSDI benefits, seeking legal help is important, especially if you decide to fight for your disability benefits through the complicated appeals process. Speak with an Indiana attorney at the Hankey Law Office today by calling (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your options.