Solutions For Denied SSDI Claims

Applying for Social Security Disability demands extensive documentation — onset dates, names of doctors, medical records, work history and so on. Yet for all that paperwork, it seems like the Social Security Administration has already made up its mind. About 70 percent of all claims are denied.

Too many people make the mistake of handling their own disability claim, or giving up after their claim is denied. With the help of an attorney who concentrates on Social Security Disability law, your odds of winning benefits actually improve if you take advantage of your appeals.

Skibiel Law in Jonesboro represents claimants in Metro Atlanta and the surrounding counties in Georgia in SSD appeals. We are confident that we can put you in position to convince the Social Security Administration to grant benefits.

Peachtree City ALJ Hearing Attorney

If you were struck out in the initial application process, and had your claim denied again at the administrative reconsideration level, you have 60 days to request a hearing. It typically takes 12 months or more to get an actual hearing date, and there is much we can do in the meantime to build a compelling case.

At your hearing, an administrative law judge (ALJ) will review the medical records relating to your physical or mental impairment, ask you questions, and consider the testimony of experts. Many people are daunted by the idea of testifying before a judge, but this step is necessary to winning the benefits you need and deserve.

Our lawyer will thoroughly prepare you and be by your side during the hearing. We will take all these steps to help you win your hearing:

  • Updating your medical records to reflect your disability, your treatment and any new or worse symptoms
  • Concrete examples from your daily life of the pain and limitations of your impairment
  • Rehearsing questions that the judge is likely to ask
  • Presenting legal arguments or legal briefs in support of your testimony
  • Cross-examining the SSA’s medical and vocational experts
  • Raising points of law in case it is necessary to appeal the ruling

An adverse ruling can be appealed to the SSA’s Appeals Council, which has the power to grant you benefits, send the case back to the ALJ or uphold the denial.

Social Security Disability Appeals In Metro Atlanta

We know that a disability hearing may be your best hope, and we will make every effort to secure your benefits. For a free consultation with our Jonesboro denied SSD claim attorney, call us locally at 770-872-4329 or toll-free at 877-874-6650 for a free consultation, or email us.

Client Testimonials

Mark was very knowledgeable and kept me informed with my case. He wasn’t intimidated with the large law firm. I know for a fact that without his expertise and diligent work ethic my settlement wouldn’t have reached the amount it did. He worked far beyond what I expected, meeting with the company doctor, therapist, and insurance representatives. HAVE A TALK WITH HIM ITS FREE!!!!!
-Royce – Fayetteville, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark takes the time to get to know you as a person, not just as a case. He’s an attorney you can trust to keep you informed on every aspect of the case. I received all info about the case as soon as he did, and Mark carefully answered every question that I asked. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is in need of an honest attorney.

– Derry – Riverdale, Georgia – Work Injury

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When my adjuster refused to pay for lost wages and for prescriptions, I felt the need to hire an attorney. After a brief consultation, I hired Mark. Within days, I saw results in my case. Everything that happened in my case went exactly as he told me it would happen in our initial consultation. When we went to the hearing, it seemed very one-sided and we won “hands down.” From start to finish, my case lasted less than nine months. My lost wages were recovered, and a sizeable settlement as well. Kudos Mark.

– Ronald – Stockbridge, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark explained, in detail, how the law would apply to my case and assured me it would take some time for me to accomplish my goal. During my case Mark and his staff kept my wife and me informed and updated. Every time my wife or I called Mark’s office we were able to get a response from either him or his staff. When we settled my case, it was more than I ever expected. Mark and his staff were professional in handling my claim. My experience with Mark and his office was wonderful!

– Timmy A.
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