Social Security Disability Appeal to an Adminstrative Law Judge
It is not uncommon to receive a denial from Social Security after filing a reconsideration appeal of your claim for Social Security Disability Benefits. Do not be discouraged, an appeal can be filed so that you can appear before an administrative law judge (ALJ). The appeal needs to be filed within 60 days of receiving the denial, with an additional 5 days for mailing purposes; that is to say, you have a total of 65 days to file the request. If the appeal is not submitted within 65 days, then the ALJ is subject to dismiss your case.
An Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ, is an attorney who works for Social Security’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. An ALJ has jurisdiction within Social Security Disability, and has nothing to do with the duties of a civil or criminal judge. The ALJ either denies or accepts the decision made by Social Security over the matter of bestowing or denying Social Security Disability Benefits. Most hearings will be decided by the ALJ on their own, but they often call in consultation from medical experts to evaluate the medical records presented to them. They may also have a vocational expert testify. If you have any concerns regarding Social Security Disability then you should contact a Social Security Disability attorney to give you the Social Security Disability Help you deserve.