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    Social Security Disability Appeals Attorney in Maryland

    Many people rely on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits when they’re unable to work because of a medical condition. However, securing these benefits is a complicated and often tedious process. The SSA frequently denies claims due to documentation and filing errors or lack of evidence.

    Unfortunately, appealing a denied disability claim is even less likely to result in a favorable outcome. Working with a qualified Maryland Social Security Disability appeals attorney can increase your chances of getting the benefits you need.

    At O’Neil and Bowman Disability Group, we are dedicated to helping clients in Maryland file for SSD and appeal denied claims. We provide steadfast legal support to disabled individuals living in Rockville, Baltimore, and the surrounding areas.

    If you’ve been denied disability benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), our appeals attorneys are here to assist you. Regardless of how complicated your case may seem, we’ll stand by you. It’s our top priority to help our clients obtain Social Security Disability benefits so they can live healthier lives.

    When To File a Disability Appeal

    As soon as you’re notified that your claim has been denied, you should file a request for reconsideration with the SSA. This is the first stage in the appeals process.

    There is a specific timeframe within which you’re able to file this request. Typically, you have 60 days starting from the date you receive the notice of denial to initiate an appeal. If you fail to submit your appeal within those 60 days, you may not be able to appeal a second time.

    If you have a valid reason for not appealing the SSA’s initial decision within 60 days, they may grant an extension. To request additional time, you must submit a written request to the SSA explaining the reason for the delay.

    The Four Stages of the Appeals Process

    There are four stages to the appeals process. These include:

    • Reconsideration Request
    • Hearing by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)
    • Review by the Appeals Council
    • Federal Court Review

    If your initial application for Social Security Disability was denied, don’t lose hope. Our team at O’Neil and Bowman Disability Group will guide you through every stage of the appeals process. We are comfortable handling cases from reconsideration up to the federal level.

    We understand the challenges involved in this process and are here to help you every step of the way. Contact us now to schedule a free case evaluation with a qualified disability attorney in Maryland.

    How an Attorney Can Help You Obtain Disability Benefits After a Denial

    At our law firm, we provide comprehensive support for clients filing Social Security Disability appeals. You can depend on our experienced attorneys for the following:

    • Reviewing your denied claim and identifying any discrepancies that may have led to denial of benefits
    • Ensuring all forms are filed correctly and on time
    • Retrieving medical records
    • Ensuring evidence of your disability is well-documented
    • Representing you at disability hearings and in federal court

    Obtaining disability benefits involves a detailed application process and gathering extensive medical evidence, as well as other documentation. It’s easy to make mistakes or fail to provide enough information to the SSA. An experienced Maryland Social Security Disability appeals attorney will be able to address any discrepancies and refile your claim.

    At O’Neil and Bowman Disability Group, we can help you obtain SSD benefits even when it feels hopeless. We will fight by your side through every stage of the appeals process and work tirelessly to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve.

    Contact O’Neil and Bowman

    When a disability prevents you from working and earning a living wage, the SSA can provide necessary support. However, when your disability application is denied, it can feel like you have nowhere left to turn. This is when it’s critical to consider contesting the SSA’s decision with the help of a qualified attorney.

    Our Social Security Disability lawyers at O’Neil and Bowman Disability Group are highly familiar with appeals. We understand the strict eligibility requirements and guidelines that often result in denied claims. We also know how to improve your application and your chances of receiving benefits.

    We help clients apply for SSD in Maryland and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Contact our appeals lawyers today for a free case evaluation.


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