You fought hard to obtain SSDI or SSI benefits. Now the government has denied your benefits because it deems you medically improved and able to return to work. You wish you could return to work but you know that your disability continues to prevent you from returning to the workforce.
Protect your rights. Contact an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer at the Law Offices of Cynthia G. Starkey. We have represented thousands of clients with disabilities in SSDI and SSI cases. Our attorneys have considerable experience handling disability cessation appeals.
How The Process Works
After the Social Security Administration awards SSDI or SSI benefits to a person with a disability, it can review the case at any time to determine if the claimant is medically improved and able to return to work. Before the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines that a claimant is no longer entitled to receive benefits, it notifies the claimant that his or her case is under review.
The SSA obtains updated release forms from the claimant to get information from doctors about the claimant's medical condition. The SSA may send the claimant for a consultative evaluation with a doctor who is on its panel.
If the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines that a claimant is no longer eligible for benefits, it will notify the claimant of his or her right to request a reconsideration. There are rules that may allow the continuation of benefits through the appeal if the appeal is filed within 10 days of the denial notice. However, if the claim is ultimately denied, the claimant will be responsible for paying back the benefits received during the appeal. If the claimant does not receive a favorable result at the reconsideration stage, the claimant may file for an informal conference.
Most of our clients contact our firm after they receive the reconsideration decision in which the medical improvement has been upheld. At this point in the claims process, we file for an informal hearing to seek the reinstatement of benefits for our clients. In most cases, we will represent you at the informal hearing. If the informal conference does not yield a positive result, we can request an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing. When necessary, we may request a review by the Appeals Council and even take cases to federal court.
How We Can Help
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling disability cessation appeals. We can get records from your treating doctor and use our knowledge of the law to build a strong case for you. We have a proven record of results in disability cessation appeals. At your free consultation, we will give you a candid assessment of your case to ensure that you are well-informed.
You depend on your SSDI or SSI benefits. If you have a family, your ability to receive benefits is critical to your ability to care for them as well. Do not put your rights and the security of your family in jeopardy by putting your case in the hands of the wrong attorney. You need the most highly skilled and qualified Social Security Disability attorney you can find.
You can be certain that at our firm you will have a strong advocate on your side. Our attorneys are skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated to providing the vigorous advocacy you require.
Cynthia G. Starkey has been practicing in Social Security Disability law for more than 30 years. She is experienced in handling all levels of appeals from the administrative process to actions in federal court. Ms. Starkey is a board-certified Social Security Disability specialist from the National Board of Legal Specialty. As a client of our firm, you can be confident that your case will be handled with the highest degree of professionalism, competence and care.
Contact A Santa Clara Social Security Disability Attorney
We represent clients throughout the Bay Area. We are pleased to offer a free consultation and case evaluation. We charge no fees unless we recover benefits for you. Se habla Español en la oficina de San Jose solamente. You can consult with a Social Security Disability attorney at any of our three office locations in San Jose, Fremont and San Mateo, California. Call 800-655-9652 or contact us by email.
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