Indianapolis Social Security Disability Appeals

If you can't work and need benefits

for Social Security Disability, it can be hard to pay your medical bills, and to support yourself and your family.

Contact The Law Offices of J. Frank Hanley II, Inc., to talk for FREE about your case


    Indianapolis Social Security Disability Appeals

    Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?

    Let Us Help Turn Your Denial Into an Approval

    If Social Security denied your claim for disability benefits, don’t be discouraged. If you’re applying for the first time, it’s normal for your case to be denied, but it’s certainly not the end for your claim. The attorneys at The Law Offices of J. Frank Hanley II, Inc., can help you appeal.

    Appealing by yourself can be a complex and frustrating process. Call our office today for help with your appeal from a disability attorney. Frank Hanley and his team will do everything possible to help take your case from denied to approved.

    There are four levels of appeal:

    • Reconsideration – A review of the claim by someone who did not take part in the first decision. The original evidence is reviewed along with any new information you provide.
    • Hearing by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) – For our area, these typically take place in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Most cases are won at this level.
    • Review by Appeals Council – If the ALJ denies your case, you may ask the Appeals Council to review that decision. The Appeals Council may return your case to the ALJ for a new hearing.
    • Federal Court Review – If you disagree with the Appeals Council decision, you can file a lawsuit in Federal District Court. You must have an attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court to represent you at this level!

    If you were denied, don’t stop trying to get benefits, contact us to talk about your case.

    Important – If you received a denial letter, the clock is ticking. Don’t risk missing the deadline to appeal!

    Presenting your case before an Administration Law Judge (ALJ) is usually the most crucial part of your case. Your hearing is your best chance to present your medical evidence in person. Prior to your hearing, you are highly encouraged to get help from an experienced Social Security Disability attorney. Frank Hanley has helped thousands of people in Indiana turn their denials into approvals.

    The legal team at the Law Offices of J. Frank Hanley II, Inc., will: 

    • analyze your Social Security file
    • prepare your case and set the strategy
    • gather additional evidence from your doctors and medical providers
    • prepare your testimony
    • question witnesses
    • cross-examine any medical and vocational experts who testify at your hearing
    • appeal your case on the federal level if necessary

    Frank has over 43 years of experience presenting evidence before ALJs to give you the best chance to get the benefits you deserve.

    With an experienced lawyer on your side, you’re more likely to win your case.

    According to Social Security’s own statistics, you’re more likely to win benefits when you have legal help. Since there are no legal fees if you don’t win benefits, the decision to get legal help should be simple. Contact Frank Hanley today for a free evaluation of your claim.



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