Injured workers throughout central and southern Ohio rely on the experienced representation offered by our team at The Bainbridge Firm. From our offices located in Columbus, Ironton, Marion and Portsmouth, our skilled attorneys help clients resolve their Social Security Disability (SSD) appeals.

Guiding Clients Through The SSD Appeals Process

After more than 50 years of serving clients throughout Ohio, we know even carefully prepared applications often involve appeals. If your initial application has been denied, our attorneys will guide you through the SSD process and appeal the decision. A progressive system for appeals involves up to four levels, which follow stringent timelines. These four levels of appeals include:

  1. Reconsideration - This must be requested within 60 days of an application denial and the decision will take between 45 days and six months. If this is rejected, the matter can move up to an administrative hearing.
  2. Administrative hearing - An administrative law judge considers your claim and reviews medical evidence. While the judge's decision will come within two to eight months, it can take up to two years to get before the judge. If the matter is still not resolved favorably after this, a written appeal can move the matter to the next level.
  3. Social Security Administration's (SSA) Appeals Council - The decision takes between six and 16 months and the case goes back to the administrative law judge for a review if approved. If the case is denied, an appeal can be filed with the federal court of appeal within 60 days.
  4. Federal court appeal - It can take between 18 and 30 months for a judge to award benefits, send the case back to the administrative law judge or deny the claim.

For each SSD case, our goal is to attain the maximum benefit possible for a client. We effectively revolve issues by combining our legal proficiency with personalized, professional client service.

As Your Attorneys, We Are Here To Guide You At Every Step

If you have been denied claims and would like to speak to our knowledgeable lawyers about your SSD appeal, reach out to us and schedule a free consultation at one of our four Ohio law offices. Call 800-762-1612 or send an e-mail. We understand that your need is urgent and we will promptly respond to your inquiry.