The Social Security Administration has an appeals process you must navigate to appeal a cessation of your disability benefits. This process requires you to act quickly, complete paperwork, and submit supporting evidence without missing a deadline or failing to provide all required documentation. We recommend working with a Social Security disability attorney who understands this process and can represent you at your appeals hearing.
If you received a cessation of disability benefits notification in the Pittsburgh area, the team from Berger and Green is standing by ready to take your call. If you call us right away, we may be able to help you keep your benefits while we handle your appeal. Reach out to us today at 412-661-1400 for a free case evaluation.
Our Team Understands How to Navigate the Appeals Process
The disability attorneys from Berger and Green handle Social Security disability appeals often. We know how to navigate this process and can guide you through every step of it. When you enlist our help, our team will:
- Instruct you to file an appeal within 10 days of receiving your notice, when possible, to ensure you continue receiving benefits during your appeal
- Compile and submit new or additional evidence to prove you qualify for benefits
- Walk beside you through the entire process, explaining what you can expect
- Represent you in your appeals hearing and argue for you to keep the benefits you deserve
We Help People Get and Keep Social Security Disability
If the Social Security Administration decided you no longer qualified for benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you will receive a cessation of disability benefits notice. Once the Social Security Administration sends this notice, you will get two more months of benefits. During this time, it is essential that you act quickly if you depend on your disability benefits to make ends meet.
There are two important deadlines you need to know about:
- You have only 10 days from the date you receive your notice to file an appeal and continue receiving benefits during your appeal; and
- Otherwise, you have 60 days to file paperwork to appeal the Social Security Administration’s decision but you will not be able to continue to receive benefits during the appeals process.
We recommend you file an appeal as soon as you receive this notice. If you call us, we can review your situation. We handle these cases on a regular basis and know what it takes to obtain and keep SSDI and SSI benefits. We can help you understand why the Social Security Administration may be stopping your payments.
Because we help people just like you appeal decisions made by the Social Security Administration all the time, we know the type of evidence necessary to prove you suffer from a qualifying impairment. We will help you understand the kind of evidence the Administrative Law Judge will look for during your hearing, and ensure they have access to it.
Know What to Expect in Your Appeals Hearing
It can take months — or even years — for the date of your appeals hearing to arrive. This is why it is essential to act as soon as you get a cessation notice. While we wait for your hearing date to arrive, you should continue to go to your doctor to help support your appeal.
The Berger and Green team will help you understand what to expect during the hearing and keep in close contact with you as the date of your appeal approaches. We will ensure you know how to get to the hearing location in Pittsburgh.
Once the hearing date arrives, we will represent you before the Administrative Law Judge who will hear your appeal. We will present the necessary evidence, and request they reinstate your disability benefits. While we cannot make any guarantees in your case, we are often successful in helping well-qualified clients recover their SSDI and/or SSI benefits during this hearing.
Talk to a Pittsburgh Social Security Disability Attorney Today
If you received a cessation of disability benefits notice in Pittsburgh, the team from Berger and Green will review your situation for free. We can help you understand why the Social Security Administration is threatening to stop your benefits, and help you fight to keep them.
Do not delay and risk losing your benefits. Call our office today at 412-661-1400 for your complimentary consultation with a member of our team.