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My Disability Claim
Was Denied.
What Should
I Do Next?

Most importantly, don’t give up.

It’s frustrating — sometimes even heart-breaking — when the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your claim for disability benefits. You might have been counting on those benefits to keep food on the table and support your household.

Appeals can be complicated. But often, it’s when you appeal that you finally get disability benefits.

Most people get denied from their initial application. But at Baynetta M. Jordan, P.C., Attorney at Law, we make it our mission to turn your denial into an approval.

Contact us today.

Clients Meet With West Texas Social Security Disability Attorneys

There are four levels of
appeal:

  • Reconsideration: This is a review of your claim by someone who was not involved in the original decision. Your original evidence is reviewed along with any new information you provide.
  • Hearing by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ): These hearings take place in the Social Security Administration’s offices. At this stage, you get to present your evidence before a judge who will issue a ruling. This is an important moment in your case, when you get to argue for your benefits in person. This is where many cases are decided favorably.
  • Appeals Council: If the ALJ still denies your benefits, you can ask Social Security’s Appeals Council to review your case. The council could send your case back 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 in Texas to represent you at this level. Baynetta Jordan is admitted and licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court in Texas and regularly practices and handles federal court appeals.

No matter where you stand in the appeals process, we strongly encourage you to get legal help.

And you should get a lawyer who knows how the local disability system works. Baynetta Jordan knows the medical providers, Social Security offices and Administrative Law Judges who cover the Permian Basin.

We’re proud to serve hardworking residents of Midland-Odessa, Brownfield, Denver City, Seminole and all communities across West Texas.

If you were denied, your case isn’t over. We’ll evaluate your case for free.

Man in West Texas Denied Disability Benefits

Important!

If you received a denial letter, the clock is ticking. You have only 60 days to file your appeal. Don’t miss this important deadline!
West Texas Woman Meets With Doctor to Prepare for a Disability Hearing

How Do I Prepare for
My Hearing?

Your hearing is often the most important stage in the process. This hearing takes place before an Administrative Law Judge and is the best chance to present your evidence in person. It’s very important that you and your evidence are fully prepared. If you’ve received a denial letter, we strongly recommend you call us for help.

Disability attorney Baynetta Jordan will:
  • Prepare your case and set the strategy
  • Analyze your Social Security file
  • Prepare you to testify
  • Gather all the evidence from your doctors and other medical providers
  • Question witnesses
  • Cross-examine any medical and vocational experts at your hearing

Social Security sometimes brings in expert witnesses to testify about you. This can hurt your case. But we know how to question these experts to protect your benefits.

We present the evidence needed to help your chances. Hablamos Español.

Couple Works With West Texas Social Security Disability Lawyer

Working with a Lawyer Improves
Your Chances of Getting Benefits

Social Security’s own data shows you have a higher chance of being awarded disability benefits when you have representation. Since there are no legal fees if you don’t win benefits, you don’t have to risk anything by deciding to get legal help.

Baynetta Jordan has the experience and knowledge of disability law to help with your appeal. Contact us now for your free consultation.

Coronavirus Update:

Baynetta Jordan can handle your case by phone. Stay home and safe.

As an essential service, we are still open and conducting business for both new and existing clients by phone, email, and mail whenever possible.

We have set up "touch-less" contact options for dropping off paperwork when necessary. Any older or medically vulnerable clients intending to come by the office should call ahead for special scheduling.

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