Many legitimate applications for Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are denied. It's a frustrating experience. Not only are you disabled and incapable of earning an income, but you also have been denied disability benefits you believe you deserve; benefits needed to pay bills for necessities such as rent, utilities and food.
At the Law Office of Debra J. Venhaus in Lynnwood, we've been helping eligible applicants successfully fight denials of their SSD and SSI applications since 1994. We can help you, too.
We understand the system, we know its paperwork and procedures, and we know how to prepare for the hearing before the Social Security Administration administrative law judge.
Attorney Debra J. Venhaus provides assertive, experienced legal help at no upfront cost to you. Contact us by e-mail, or call toll free at 888-480-7801 to schedule a free consultation. Attorney fees are limited by law — you pay no attorney's fee unless we win your SSD or SSI appeal.
First Things First
If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income and been denied, the first step is to request reconsideration of your claim by Washington's Disability Determination Services. If you are again denied, the appeals process moves to the Social Security Office of Disability Adjudication and Review ("ODAR") and a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Questions About the Social Security Appeals Hearing Process or Denied Claims
One of the most frequently asked questions about a Social Security Disability appeals hearing is "Do I have to be there?" The answer is yes, claimants almost always have to be present at the hearing.
Another frequent question: "Why should I have an attorney when I can tell the judge my situation myself?" An experienced attorney understands the legal significance of the questions posed by SSA administrative judges; we understand what judges are trying to determine and how best to respond.
Contact Our SSI and SSD Denials Attorney Today
You should never go into a Social Security Disability appeals hearing alone. Exercise your right to have a lawyer at your side. Contact attorney Debra J. Venhaus online, or call toll free at 888-480-7801 to schedule a free consultation about your SSD or SSI appeal.