Appeal Your Disability Claim

If you're denied Social Security Disability benefits,

Don't give up! It is absolutely heartbreaking when you know you cannot work but the government still denies your case. The process to appeal can be long and tedious, but success is possible.

Most people who apply are initially denied. At Sackett and Associates, we can help turn your denial into an approval. If you don't win there are no attorney fees.

Important! Once you're denied benefits, the clock starts ticking. Don't wait too long. You can miss the deadline to appeal!

Your hearing is the most critical stage in your case. Your appeals hearing before the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is your best chance to present evidence in person. It's crucial you and the evidence be well prepared. If you have received a denial at the initial step, we strongly recommend you get legal help as soon as possible.

At Sackett and Associates, you will always speak with an attorney who can provide valuable information and advice to improve your chances of winning your appeal. The attorney who will appear with, and represent you, at your hearing before the Administrative Law Judge will also meet with you again shortly before your hearing so you are fully prepared.

The disability attorneys at Sackett and Associates will:

  • analyze your Social Security file
  • prepare your case and map out the winning strategy
  • gather additional evidence from your doctors and medical providers
  • prepare your testimony and make the necessary legal arguments
  • cross-examine any medical and vocational experts who testify at your hearing at the request of the ALJ
  • appeal your case to the Appeals Council and to the federal district court if necessary

Social Security sometimes brings in expert medical witnesses to provide testimony. They can hurt your chances of winning benefits. We know how to counter these experts.

Most people win benefits with an experienced lawyer.

According to Social Security's own statistics, people win benefits more often when they have representation than when they don't. Since there are no attorney fees if you don't win benefits, the decision to get legal representation is an easy one.

The attorneys at Sackett and Associates can help you at all levels while SSA is deciding your claim. If you were denied, it's not the end, contact us to talk about your case. If you don't win disability benefits, there is no attorney fee.

Sackett & Associates is a Disability Law Firm focusing on Social Security Disability. Our Disability Lawyers service Northern California, including San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Mendocino and Humboldt counties.

The information on this web site is made available by Sackett and Associates, for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.