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How Long Do I Have to Appeal and File a Request For Reconsideration? > The Social Security Appeal Process and Filing a Request For Reconsideration > How Long Do I Have to Appeal and File a Request For Reconsideration?

If your Initial Application is denied, you have the right to appeal by filing a Request for Reconsideration; it must be filed within 60 days of the date of the denial letter. Your appeal will require you to complete and submit even more forms.

It’s A No-Brainer Decision

The Social Security Administration (SSA) deliberately made the claims process hard and discouraging.

Your Request for Reconsideration goes back to the same Disability Determination Services (DDS) office that denied your Initial Application. So don’t be surprised if it’s denied: only 12% of Requests for Reconsideration are granted. More applicants give up here. Of those denied, 30% give up, and 70% appeal and file a Request for Hearing.

This is not the time to quit. At the Hearing level, the odds for represented applicants swing in your favor. At a hearing, Administrative Law Judges award over 66% of Social Security Disability claims.

The lesson: Don’t give up!

How Social Security Disability Attorney Nancy L. Cavey Can Help You File Your Request For Reconsideration

Do you remember the list of possible reasons your Initial Application was denied? Nancy Cavey can identify what was missing from your Initial Application that caused SSA to deny your claim, determine what additional information is needed to win your claim, and properly prepare the necessary forms.  

Never, Never Give Up!

Patience is required. If you are denied, it’s time to get help from Social Security Attorney Nancy L. Cavey, who can help you get the Social Security disability benefits you deserve.

If you get a Notice of Denial, call Nancy L. Cavey for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how you can get your benefits by filing a Request For Reconsideration.

She doesn’t get paid an attorney fee unless she wins your case. And if she wins, the Social Security Administration determines her attorney’s fee. That fee is paid out of the past due benefits you are awarded.