Social Security Disability
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS
If you are unable to work due to an injury, illness or other medical condition, Michael A. Finerty, Attorney at Law is here to assist you. Our office is dedicated to helping you obtain a favorable decision concerning your claim for entitlement to social security disability benefits or supplemental security income benefits (SSI). The Finerty Law Firm handles disability appeals for individuals living in Eastern Oklahoma and the communities of Muskogee, Tahlequah and Wagoner, Oklahoma. Our Firm handles your claim on a contingency fee basis so no fees are owed unless your claim is approved. Let us help you get the benefits you deserve.
THE APPEALS PROCESS After filing your claim for benefits with the Social Security Administration, it will be reviewed by the Disability Determination Service (DDS). If your initial application is denied, the Social Security Administration has an established appeals process.
At the Reconsideration level, the Disability Determination Service (DDS) will re-evaluate the medical evidence and issue a new decision. If your claim is denied at the reconsideration level, the next appeal is a request for an administrative hearing before a United States Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
- Administrative Hearing
The ALJ will make a new and independent decision in your claim and will not be bound by the prior decisions issued by the Social Security Administration. The Claimant is given the opportunity to appear before the ALJ and to provide their testimony as it relates to their medical conditions and impairments. If the claimant’s claim is denied at the administrative hearing level, the next step is to request the Appeals Council to review the ALJ decision.
- Appeals Council
The Claimant and his or her representative must file a Request for Review within 60 days of the adverse administrative hearing decision. The Claimant and his or her representative are given the opportunity to present additional evidence and to present legal argument as to any legal errors that may have been committed by the ALJ. If the claim is denied by the Appeals Council, the final step is to file a complaint for judicial review in Federal Court.
- Judicial Review in Federal Court.
Your representative will file a Complaint in Federal Court requesting a Judicial Review of the Social Security Administration’s final decision. The Claimant’s legal representative will file briefs with the Court setting forth the alleged errors committed by the ALJ. WHY CHOOSE US?
- Pay no fee until your claim is approved.
- We handle appeals at all levels.
- We handle appeals in Federal Court.
- You get personalized attention.
- 30 Years Experience.
If your Social Security Disability claim or Supplemental Security Income claims have been denied, contact Muskogee Attorney Michael A. Finerty.
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Michael Finerty Attorney At Law
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Muskogee, Oklahoma 74402-1542
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