Denied Social Security disability benefits? Don’t give up! You can appeal and we can help!

You’re disabled and can no longer work. You've paid into the Social Security system all these years only to be denied your claim for Social Security disability benefits. You submitted all the information that you had to prove your disability but it still wasn't enough to gain the approval of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The only thing left to do is give up. WRONG!

A denial is just a step. Fill out the form and let the Cochran Firm help you fight for your benefitsYou have the right to legal representation! The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers can represent you during your appeal. Fill out the form to get started!

If you disagree with the Social Security Administration’s decision about your claim you have the right to appeal your case. Social Security wants to ensure that every decision made about your Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim is correct. After determining a decision on your initial claim, the SSA will send you a letter explaining their decision. Outlined in the letter will be instructions on how to appeal your claim. If you wish to appeal your Social Security disability claim denial you have 60 days from the receipt of the letter to send a request of appeal in writing to the SSA. If you fail to request an appeal of your Social Security disability claim denial within the 60-day time limit, you may lose your opportunity to appeal and the decision made by the SSA will become final. If you are unable to appeal your Social Security disability denial within the allotted time limit and have a good reason for the delay, the SSA may allow you more time. However, the request for more time must be submitted to the SSA in writing, stating the reason for the delay.

In the Social Security Disability process, time is precious and it’s vital that you meet all deadlines. Don’t let anymore time slip away. If you need assistance in appealing your Social Security disability denial or would like more information about the Social Security disability appeals process, fill out the form on this page for a FREE case evaluation. The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers has over twenty offices with Social Security disability lawyers eager to try to help you win the benefits you deserve!


Social Security disability appeals process

Why Your Social Security Disability Claim May Have Been DeniedAppealing a denial for SSI or SSDI benefits

Most people that appeal an initial SSI or SSDI denial do so with representation such as a Social Security disability lawyer. Your representative will provide you with instructions on how to appeal and how to continue to document your disability. Your representative will be able to contact the Social Security Administration on your behalf once paperwork is filed designating the representative.

If you want to appeal on your own, you may go to the Social Security web site and do so at If you later decide to get the help of a representative for your hearing, you can do that at any time. However, be sure to leave your representative enough time to prepare so that your SSI or SSDI claim may be presented in the best light possible. Hiring a good disability lawyer sooner rather than later may help you from exhausting appeals needlessly and assist you in receiving your benefits sooner. The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers will not charge you a fee if you do not win your disability benefits! Fill out the form now to get started.

While the wait time is incredibly long, it is important to maintain documentation and continue medical treatment while allowing the process to take its course. The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers will ensure SSI or SSDI deadlines are met, receive and submit updated medical records to the SSA, prepare necessary arguments for your case and much more.