If you were denied Social Security disability benefits in Wisconsin you are entitled to file an appeal. After the Social Security Administration (SSA) has made a decision about your claim it will send you a letter of denial which will tell you the reason for your unsuccessful claim for Wisconsin Social Security disability benefits and the deadline date for filing an appeal.
Often, the main reason for a denial is due to the presence of inadequate evidence which proves you can’t work for at least 12 months with your disability. If you fail to file an appeal before the date of the deadline you won’t have the chance to dispute your denial and file a disability benefits appeal at some later date.
Filing an Appeal for Social Security Disability Benefits in Wisconsin
You can begin the appeal process as soon as you have received and read your denial letter. The first stage of the appeal process is asking for a Request for Reconsideration. You are given 60 days to do this and the denial letter will tell you when and how to start the process. The officer appointed by the SSA to reconsider your disability benefits claim will be new to your case and will have played no part in any prior decision.
Wisconsin ALJ Disability Hearings
If your Request for Reconsideration leads to yet another denial you may go through a further stage of the appeal process, which is asking for your case to be heard in the presence of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The SSA will inform you of the date of the ALJ hearing and will ask you to bring any additional evidence which supports your claim for disability benefits.
The ALJ may ask in advance for medical experts to attend the hearing so suitable questions may be asked about your medical condition and if you are still capable of working. Not too long after the ALJ hearing has taken place you will be told about the decision.
Wisconsin Office of Hearing Operations Locations
Hearing Office Region 5 Madison SSA, OHO
3rd Floor 2501 W. Beltline Highway Madison, Wisconsin 53713
(877) 600-2854 • (608) 271-7688 • (877) 486-2936
Hearing Office Region 5 Milwaukee SSA, OHO
Room 300W 310 West Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
(866) 495-0039 • (414) 297-1993 • (877) 486-2940
Get Help With Your Wisconsin SSD Appeal
It is never easy to obtain Wisconsin Social Security disability benefits because the SSA wants evidence that proves you are unable to work for at least 12 months due to your medical condition. An attorney may help you gather the right evidence to support your claim and may increase your chances of winning a disability benefit to relieve your financial hardship caused by your disability. Fill out a Free Case Evaluation today to get in touch with an independent, participating attorney who subscribes to the website and takes cases in Wisconsin.