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Social Security Disability Claim in Goleta, California

Appeal your denied Social Security disability claim with powerful legal representation from Attorney Dave Holzman of Hourigan, Holzman & Sprague, LLP in Goleta, California. Many people rely on the benefits that the Social Security system provides to support themselves when an injury or disability prevents them from working. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies a majority of applications for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. If your claim has been denied, you have an automatic right to appeal, and our experienced law firm can help you at every stage of the process.

We represent clients throughout the Central Coast of California whose applications for social security disability benefits have been denied at the initial determination and reconsideration stages. Our lawyers can help file your appeal, get you a hearing, and develop evidence to present to administrative law judges.

Social Security Appeals Process:

(1) Request for Reconsideration
(2) Administrative Hearing
(3) Review by the Appeals Council
(4) Federal Court Review
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Request for Reconsideration

As part of our free initial consultation, our lawyers show clients how to file a request for reconsideration. At this phase, the SSA reviews your claim again, along with any additional evidence submitted. The SSA follows certain criteria to determine the disability level or whether applicants require additional income, and many denials occur because applicants do not provide enough evidence to satisfy these requirements. Rely on our attorneys to help you gather all appropriate evidence, including medical records, financial records, and any documentation of disability.

Administrative Hearing

If your request for reconsideration is denied, the next step is arguing your case at an administrative hearing before administrative law judges of the SSA's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Attorney Dave Holzman has extensive experience representing clients in administrative hearings, and he knows what it takes to get you the benefits you deserve. He works closely with clients to prepare them on what to say and how to answer the judges' questions. He also ensures that all medical records have been submitted to the court for review and talks to physicians to secure statements for use as evidence during the hearing. Attorney Holzman's dedication and attention to detail has helped him achieve a tremendous success rate on behalf of his clients. Let him put his knowledge and skill to work for you.

Review by the Appeals Council

If you are turned down at your hearing, you can review that decision in front of the Social Security Appeals Council. The Appeals Council can decide your case itself, deny your request for review, or return it to an administrative judge for further review.

Federal Court Review

If you disagree with the decision of the Appeals Council, our firm can help you file a lawsuit against the SSA in federal court. Cases rarely ever make it to this level, but if your case does, our lawyers have the experience and skill to help you secure results in court.

No Win, No Fee

From filing your appeal to setting a hearing and developing evidence to present to administrative law judges, our representation is on a contingency basis. That means that if you do not win your case, you do not pay us a fee. Navigate the Social Security appeals process with ease when you contact us in Goleta, California.