Social Security Disability

How long do I have to appeal a case if I’m denied?

If your application for disability is denied, you have 60 days from the date on the notice of denial to file an appeal. The stages of appeal for a disability application are as follows:

  • Initial Stage
  • Reconsideration Stage
  • Hearing Stage
  • Appeals Council
  • Federal Court
  • You are most likely to obtain your disability benefits on the initial application or at the hearing stage. This means that many people have to file at least two appeals and appear before an Administrative Law Judge before their application is approved.

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