Todd R. Renda, Social Security Disability and SSI Disability Attorney
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Todd R. Renda, Attorney at Law represents people applying for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) benefits. The social security laws and the system are designed to provide you with a safety net. Unfortunately, many deserving claims are denied and the applicant is forced to appeal in order to get the benefits they deserve.
Both SSI and SSDI are federal programs. Given below is a brief outline of specific information you need to know when applying for Social Security benefits in Washington State:
Social Security Disability Appeals Process
Approximately three to four months after you apply, you’ll be notified via mail whether your claim has been approved or denied. If you are denied SSI or SSDI benefits, you have the right to appeal.
Request for Reconsideration
The first appeal is called a “Request for Reconsideration.” You have 60 days from the date you receive your denial letter to submit the “Request for Reconsideration” form. It will take an average of 2 to 3 months for your reconsideration decision to be made and you will be notified by mail. If your request for reconsideration results in a second denial, you can request a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
The second appeal is called “Request for Hearing”. You have 60 days from the date you receive your denial letter to submit the “Request for Hearing” form. In western Washington, the average wait for a hearing with an ALJ is 11 months.
Get Help With Your Appeal
We have helped thousands of people just like you that have been wrongfully denied SSI or SSDI benefits.
We file all the paperwork, file all the appeals, and represent you at the hearing.