SS Hearing Judge Ruling on Disability Claim Reversed by Federal Court
As an instructional example how Social Security’s appeal process works, this Rueters article by Barbara Grzincic demonstrates that a denial of SS disability benefits need not end one’s quest. The normal SS appeal process includes four options – 1) Request for Reconsideration, 2) hearing by an independent law judge, 3) review by the SS Appeals Council, and 4) Federal Court. The process is there for anyone whose application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is denied and who sincerely believes the denial is unfair. In this informative case, someone’s denial of SSDI benefits by a Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) was taken all the way to Federal Court, which overturned the ALJ’s ruling and restored SSDI benefits (including back benefits) to the claimant. Click here to read more.
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