Was Your Social Security Disability Claim Denied in Columbus?

If your claim for Social Security Disability benefits was denied, you may feel hopeless about your situation. However, you have the option to appeal the Social Security Administration’s decision, though doing so on your own could lead to additional challenges.

At the Law Office of Mike Gertner, we help individuals throughout Central Ohio through each stage of the appeals process, up to and including filing an appeal in federal court if the case warrants it.

“I know that you had to have written an excellent appeal on my behalf for the case to be remanded back to a new Administrative Law Judge. I know…that this result would not have been possible without your caring dedication and expertise.” —Christine B., a former client

The Steps To Appeal A Denied SSDI Claims

Attorney Mike Gertner will meet personally with you and identify what steps may be taken to obtain the benefits you need. This could include:

  • Filing a request for reconsideration (the first stage of appeal)
  • Requesting a hearing before an administrative law judge if your reconsideration is denied (the second stage of appeal)
  • Requesting review from the SSA Appeals Council if the administrative law judge rules against you (the final option for administrative appeal)
  • Filing a lawsuit in federal district court once all administrative appeals have been exhausted (the last stage of appeal)

Mike has represented clients at all of these levels. However, most cases will not require going through all four. Furthermore, if your case is unlikely to be successful at appeal, you can trust that we will tell you that upfront. At the same time, if you have a chance of success, we will do all we can to help you obtain the benefits you need.

Contact Our Firm To Get Started On Your Columbus SSDI Appeal

Our firm is dedicated to helping you obtain the Social Security Disability benefits you need to move forward. Contact our office in Columbus by calling 614-463-9393 or 877-772-1011 toll free to schedule a free initial consultation in which to talk about your case.