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Andrews Terry Jeffers LLP Legal Blog | Category: Social Security Disability and Appeals

Administrative law judge hearings in Washington State

Getting Social Security Disability benefits in Washington isn’t always easy. A simple mistake can result in a denied claim. Therefore, most people usually appeal the decision and ask for a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge or ALJ. An administrative law judge explained An ALJ is a judge and trier of fact who […]

Who qualifies for Social Security disability benefits in Washington?

People with critical conditions or disabilities in Washington can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. These are programs meant to provide material needs for them and their families. However, not every person qualifies. Here are the people that do. Who qualifies? People who work in jobs covered by […]

How to file a Social Security claim appeal

Were you denied disability benefits by the Social Security Administration? If this is the case, you don’t have to take no for an answer. You should be aware that you have the right to file an appeal. There are a number of steps that you will need to take in order to initiate the process. […]

Common reasons SSI is denied

The Social Security Administration has an established system when it comes to approving and denying disability claims. Some cases are approved on the initial application when there is little to no argument regarding the claim of inability to earn a living due to a medical condition. However, the truth is that most claims are denied […]

Steps to requesting Social Security appeal

Receiving an approval for Social Security benefits can be a long and frustrating experience for many Washington residents. The Social Security Administration is very deliberate in making these determinations because they only issue permanent rulings on those who are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits within the agency. Those who cannot qualify for SSDI […]

Appealing a disability denial

You shouldn’t give up getting disability insurance after a disability denial. Like most applicants in Washington, you should appeal the denial. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act or ERISA governs the employer’s disability insurance. Through the act, valid claims are often denied. However, through appealing, your claim might win. Here are some tips on winning […]

How do SSD claims and appeals work?

When they are unable to work, costs may pile up for Washington residents. Various injuries or illnesses might lead to their predicament, and the recovery time could be far off. Social Security Disability insurance provides an option for those needing the funds. However, the bar to prove disability status remains high and initial denials occur. […]

You can appeal if your SSA disability claim is denied

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Blue Book lists many types of conditions that disability benefits cover. Therefore, if you thought that you met the criteria for a specific listing, it can be confusing and frustrating if you are denied the benefits you need. There are many reasons why a claim may be denied, and it’s […]
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