What to Do If You’ve Been Denied

​If your initial application for benefits is denied, you have 60 days from the date you were denied to file a request for reconsideration. This is an appeal arguing that the agency should review your claim and reconsider their decision. If you are again denied, you have 60 days to file a request for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.

A request for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge will be an opportunity for you and your attorney to argue your case in a hearing room in person before a judge. Mr. Stanfield has done thousands of disability hearings over the course of his 35-year career. He is prepared to ask the questions that need to be asked of you before the judge. In addition to your testimony, the judge may request testimony from a vocational expert regarding what jobs in the local, state, and national economy that may be available to you. Roger is prepared to ask the tough questions that need to be asked in cross examination of the vocational expert.

The team at Roger Stanfield’s office is available to talk to you if you have been denied on your initial claim or any subsequent appeals. Unfortunately, most people get turned down at some point while in the process of applying for disability. Roger has more than 30 years of experience appealing cases that have been turned down by the Social Security Administration. He has a commitment to extensive preparation that includes purchasing your medical records for you and obtaining independent medical advice regarding your unique situation.