If you were denied Social Security disability benefit in Oklahoma, you are eligible to file an appeal. This will give you another chance of winning a Oklahoma Social Security disability benefits. When the Social Security Administration (SSA) has denied your application it will dispatch to you a denial letter. This letter will outline the reasons for your application being denied and provide the deadline for filing an appeal.
Often, a claim for disability benefits is denied because the SSA cannot find enough medical evidence that shows you cannot work for at least twelve months. If you do not file your appeal before the deadline date on the letter of denial you won’t be given a second chance to appeal at a later date.
Filing an Appeal for Social Security Disability Benefits in Oklahoma
As soon as you have received and read the denial letter for disability benefits in Oklahoma, you can begin the process of appealing. The first stage of the appeal process is asking for a Request for Reconsideration. The denial letter will tell you when and how to start the process and the last date that the Request for Reconsideration can be lodged.
Oklahoma ALJ Disability Hearings
If following your Request for Reconsideration your disability benefit claim is still denied there is still a second chance of appealing this last decision. That is requesting your application be heard in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
It is the job of an ALJ to make decisions about applications for disability benefits which have been denied. The SSA will inform you when and where your ALJ hearing will take place. You will be asked to add any further evidence you have which helps to support your claim for disability benefits.
The ALJ's key responsibility is listening to all the evidence a disability applicant can provide. The ALJ will reach a decision and could reverse the decision made at the Request for Reconsideration stage.
The ALJ can ask for experts on the applicant’s medical condition to attend the hearing so that they can be questioned about the applicant’s disability and if it stops the applicant from working for at least 12 months. Once the ALJ hearing has taken place it won’t be too long before a decision is made.
Oklahoma Office of Hearing Operations Locations
Address: 14002 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74134, United States
Phone: +1 866-931-7106
Social Security Offices
Miami, OK, United States
Stillwater, OK, United States
The Law Center for Social Security Disability
Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Social Security Administration
Muskogee, OK, United States
Social Security Office
Okmulgee, OK, United States
US Social Security Administration
Address: 406 E Hall of Fame Ave, Stillwater, OK 74075, United States
Phone: +1 800-772-1213
900 Leisure Ln, Bartlesville, OK 74006, United States
Phone: +1 800-772-1213
Get Help With Your Oklahoma Disability Benefits Claim
Winning an Oklahoma Social Security disability benefit claim is never a simple matter because the SSA wants evidence that will proves your disability stops you from working for at least 12 months. If you work with an attorney, they may help you gather the right evidence to support your claim and may increase your chances of winning an Oklahoma disability benefit to relieve the financial hardship caused by your disability.
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