There are essentially four types of appeals in disability cases. The first is to request a reconsideration of your initial denial. Later on in the review process you can request an administrative hearing in front of The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review which is called ODAR and get a hearing in front of an administrative law judge. If you’re unsuccessful at the administrative law judge level you can appeal to what’s called The Appeals Council. They can review what the administrative law judge did. If you’re not successful at The Appeals Council level you can then appeal it to The United States District Court where you live.
How do I appeal my claim for SSDI or SSI disability benefits if denied?
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