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How The Appeals Process Works

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How Social Security Disability Appeals Work

If you received a letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) informing you that your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits has been denied, you are not alone. Some statistics indicate that as many as 75 percent of initial claims are denied.

If you reside in the Sacramento, Roseville, Woodland or Grass Valley areas and have had your claim denied, bring your SSA letter to Gade & Parekh, LLP. We are a team of experienced, licensed lawyers and Social Security professionals helping people successfully appeal their denied claims. We have helped so many others, and we are confident we can help you.

The Steps To A Successful Appeal Of Your Denied Disability Benefits

We offer a free consultation to answer your questions and review your circumstances. We will explain the terminology the SSA uses and lay out a plan for a successful appeal. If you retain us, you will not pay any money upfront.

  1. Our first step in the appeal will be to get your paperwork in order and file a request for reconsideration. We won’t file the request unless we are confident we can clearly document why you can prove your disability.
  2. The second level of appeal is to request a hearing. Again, we will submit all records and reports, along with a written brief of our arguments explaining why you are disabled. We will thoroughly prepare you for your hearing and make sure you are very comfortable with the process. Your attorney will personally meet with you twice before the hearing to make sure you are prepared and know what to expect.

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Speak With An Experienced Social Security Appeals Lawyer

From office locations in Sacramento, Woodland, Roseville and Grass Valley, we provide SSDI and SSI appeals services for people throughout Sacramento County, Yolo County, Nevada County, Solano County, El Dorado County and Placer County, California. Call us toll free at or use our convenient email contact form to submit your questions and arrange a free consultation with an experienced Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyer at our firm.