If your application to claim SSDI benefits is denied, there is still a chance for you to receive monthly cash assistance if you file an appeal. To file an appeal, you must notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) within 60 days of receiving notice that you have been denied your initial disability claim. 

There are four main levels to a Social Security Disability benefits appeal: reconsideration, a hearing by an administrative law judge, a review by the appeal council and a federal court review.

How Can I File An Appeal If My SSDI Claim Is Denied?
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You can conveniently appeal online through the Social Security Administration (SSA) website. You can also check up on the status of your appeal online through the SSA website.

Many people find it helpful to enlist legal aid to help them file their SSDI appeal since disability benefits laws can be difficult to understand and court proceedings are often overwhelming for the average person.

To find legal help, you can do a quick internet search of lawyers to help with social security disability.

Do not worry about having to pay these lawyers up front. Instead of a normal legal fee or retainer, most of these types of lawyers collect a percentage of your SSDI benefits once they have helped you get your SSDI claim approved.

However, getting legal help is not necessary. You can file an appeal for reconsideration online through the Social Security Administration on your own.

You can also request a hearing by an administrative law judge to review your case, or you can request a review by the SSDI Appeals Council. You can do this even if you live outside of the United States.

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