In the twenty-five years that I have practiced Social Security Disability, one of the most important things that I advise clients or potential clients is not to give up at the initial level. Most claims at the initial level are denied. It is amazing to me that many of these clients or potential clients needed to meet with a lawyer in the first place. What concerns me is that, for every one client with whom we meet, there are probably at least five other claimants with valid claims who throw their hands up and choose to do nothing.
If you have filed a Social Security Disability claim or an SSI claim and you have been denied at Level 1, do not give up. You have sixty days to appeal. I am prepared to meet with you and review your claim to see what steps we can take to ensure that you receive the Social Security Disability or SSI benefits that you deserve.