Social Security Appeals

The appeals process can be a long one. It usually takes 12 to 14 months to get in front of a Social Security judge unless you have a terminal illness, you have been served with an eviction or foreclosure notice, or you make a serious suicide attempt.

If any of these occur, please let a paralegal at the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, know so that we can ask for an expedited hearing. This means that the Social Security Administration will move up your hearing and listen to it more quickly. Sometimes, cases are pulled and approved without a hearing. Of course, we are glad when this happens, but it is unpredictable as to whose case will be pulled.

If we do not win at the Administrative Law Judge level, we can and do file appeals with the Appeals Council and the federal district court. These do not involve you appearing, nor is any further testimony taken. The Appeals Council tends to uphold the Social Security Administrative Law Judges, although we do get some remands. At the federal district court level, we win about 90 percent of our cases, and we have been very pleased with the results. When we are doing the federal district court appeals, we can also have you reapply for benefits, and we take every path possible to get you the money that you need.

Contact One Of Our Harrisburg Lawyers About Your Social Security Appeal

Contact Katherine L. Niven & Associates to discuss your Social Security appeal with a lawyer and learn more about what we can do to help you. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340. You can also reach us via email.