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    Do You Want Another Chance at Benefits?

    When you’re struggling with health and money worries, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits can help.

    They provide monthly checks to help you catch up with basic expenses—and even back pay to cover time you spend waiting for approval.

    It goes a long way toward easing your stress.

    Then you get denied. It’s frustrating. Even heartbreaking.

    How are you going to survive?

    You can appeal an SSI denial.

    This gives you another chance. Maybe your best chance.

    But it’s hard.

    Help is here: talk to a disability lawyer.

    The lawyers at Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning have more than 60 years of combined experience helping people in Oregon win disability benefits. We know what to do when you need to appeal.

    We have offices in Eugene-Springfield, Albany, Roseburg, Coos Bay and Medford. When you’re denied SSI, we can help you fight for your dignity and independence.

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    How to Appeal an SSI Denial

    The first thing you should know is that you need to move fast to appeal a denial.

    Once You Receive a Denial Notice, You Have 60 Days to Start Your Appeal.

    These are the levels of appealing:

    • Ask for a Reconsideration: Your first step is asking for a fresh look by Social Security. You’ll need to update your medical evidence and correct anything from your SSI application that led to the denial.
    • Go to an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Hearing: Most people still get denied on reconsideration. The next step, telling your story directly to a disability judge, may work better. It’s a chance to explain in a personal way why you need benefits.
    • Request an Appeals Council Review: If you’re denied Supplemental Security Income again, you can argue to Social Security that the judge made a mistake by sending your claim to the Appeals Council.
    • Federal Court: Finally, you can ask a U.S. District Court judge to overturn Social Security’s decision. Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning has a lawyer dedicated to federal court disability appeals.

    It’s extremely common to be denied SSI.

    So you’re not alone when you need to appeal.

    To see your options for keeping your claim alive, talk to our disability attorneys for an evaluation of your claim at no cost to you.

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    How Does Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning Help Appeal an SSI Denial?

    When you’re appealing a denial with Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning, here’s what you’ll experience:

    • You’ll work directly with a lawyer on your case. You won’t be hearing only from support staff.
    • You’ll get the same lawyer from applying to appealing instead of being bounced to different people and having to explain your situation over and over.
    • You’ll get Oregon attorneys who are familiar with Oregon Social Security offices and disability judges.
    • We’ll take time to meet with you and help you prepare before your disability hearing with a judge. At some firms, you may not see a lawyer until your hearing day.
    • We’ll gather new medical evidence, file legal briefs, and plan your arguments before your hearing.
    • We’ll prepare to question medical or vocational experts who may testify about you at your hearing.
    • Most importantly, we’ll make sure you’ve got someone supporting you through this process.

    How can you improve your chances when you appeal?

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office studied disability hearings and found that people were almost three times more likely to be awarded benefits when they had a representative at their side.

    Getting a lawyer is also low risk for you. THERE’S NO ATTORNEY FEE UNLESS YOU WIN BENEFITS.

    Our attorneys chose this work because we love meeting people, learning about you, and helping you tell your story so you get financial help.

    If you were denied Supplemental Security Income, let’s help you find a way to greater financial security.

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    Have a Question about Disability Benefits?

    Your health is bad. You can’t work. Your financial stability is threatened. So your head is swimming with questions. How will you get by? How does Social Security Disability work? We’ve gathered answers. See them here:

    Disability FAQs »
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    Hear from a Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning Client

    “They work hard for people who struggle because of mental and physical abilities. Highly recommend . . . I got the call I was awarded benefits. . . . When he called me I was so happy I was crying. . . . Thank you so much for giving me hope when I lost it. Thank you for fighting so hard.

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