Was Your Claim Denied? Don't Give Up.

If you applied for Social Security Disability benefits and your claim was denied, you may feel discouraged and even hopeless. However, a denied claim isn't final. The majority of all claims are denied the first time, but a knowledgeable lawyer can help you file an appeal.

At Smith, Feddeler & Smith, P.A., we are very familiar with the Social Security Administration's strict requirements. We know exactly what the Administration looks for in an application, and we know how to present compelling medical evidence. Your case is important to us. Let us help you appeal your denied claim and move forward with confidence.

Stage One: A Reconsideration

The first type of appeal is called a request for reconsideration. You have a deadline, however, so contact our attorneys as soon as possible.

Stage Two: A Disability Hearing

If your claim is denied at the reconsideration stage, you can ask for a disability hearing. At this hearing, you will have a chance to present your case in person before an administrative law judge (ALJ). He or she will question you, and vocational or medical experts may be called in to testify.

Our Lakeland-based lawyers will represent you at the disability hearing. You can rely on them to prepare you for types of questions you may face, and they can cross-examine any experts who attempt to weaken your claim. You don't have to face the ALJ on your own. We will stand by your side.

Stage Three: A Review Before The Appeals Council

The third level of appeal is a review by the Social Security Appeals Council. Our firm has experience taking cases to this highest level. We are willing to go the distance on your behalf.

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To learn more about how to appeal a denied Social Security Disability claim, call Smith, Feddeler & Smith, P.A., at 800-200-7546 or email us to set up a free consultation at one of our six Florida offices. We can also arrange to meet you at your home, office or another convenient location.

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