Austin SSD Appeals

Contact our SSD appeals lawyer at Bob Richardson Law Firm today.

SSD Lawyers Serving Austin, Waco and Surrounding Areas

Texans with disabilities receive more than $805 million each month in Social Security Disability benefits, according to the Social Security Administration. But only 38 percent of initial applications for disability in Texas are granted. It’s important not to get discouraged. Many Texans obtain SSD benefits by hiring a knowledgeable lawyer and appealing the initial determination. It’s important to work with a skilled Texas Social Security Disability lawyer who focuses on disability claims and understands the appeals process and your legal rights.

The Bob Richardson Law Firm assists people at every stage in the process, from the initial filing for Social Security Disability benefits through review by an administrative law judge.

The Social Security Disability lawyers at The Bob Richardson Law Firm have successfully helped many people obtain full disability benefits from the Social Security Administration — including people whose claims were initially turned down. We represent Social Security Disability applicants in Austin, Waco, Round Rock, Georgetown, Killeen and Temple.

For a free evaluation of your Social Security Disability claim, contact us toll free at 877-922-0186 or use our online contact form.

Understanding the Appeals Process to Obtain SSD Benefits in Texas

The Social Security Disability appeals process is complex and includes multiple separate steps where you need sound guidance as you make decisions. It’s important to be represented by a lawyer who focuses on Social Security Disability claims every day and has a detailed understanding of each step in the SSD process and your legal rights.

Here are the three main steps in the Social Security appeals process:

  • Reconsideration – If the Social Security Administration denies your application, you have a right to ask the Disability Determination field office to reconsider its decision. You need to file a Request for Reconsideration form and an Appeal Disability Report. A staff member with the Division of Disability Determination Services will make a new determination about your disability. A different examiner from the staff member who conducted the initial review will handle the reconsideration.
  • Hearing – You can request a hearing before an administrative law judge if you not received satisfaction during the disability determination and reconsideration phases. You can meet face-to-face with a judge who will then notify you in writing of a decision on your case.
  • Appeals Council Review – If the administrative law judge denies your SSD claim, you can file a request for review by the Appeals Council. The Appeals Council is the highest level of decision making on disability claims within the Social Security Administration and the last stop before heading to court.

The Social Security Disability lawyers at The Bob Richardson Law Firm assist people at all stages in the application and appeals process for SSD benefits. If you want to submit a successful Social Security Disability claim the first time or appeal a rejected claim, rely on Texas attorneys who count their legal experience in decades.

Contact an Experienced Texas Social Security Disability Lawyer

Can I have a lawyer represent me in applying for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income? The Bob Richardson Law Firm, founded in 1990 by then-Texas State Representative Bob Richardson, now retired, has helped thousands of applicants for Social Security Disability obtain the maximum benefits they deserve. We help claimants from the initial application for benefits through review by an administrative law judge and the appeals process.

Our attorneys who represent Social Security Disability claimants focus exclusively on Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income cases. They are members of the National Organization of Social Security Disability Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) and the Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (FOSSCR). We do not charge hourly fees up front. The Bob Richardson Law Firm represents claimants on a contingency fee basis. We get paid only if we obtain SSD benefits for you.

For a free evaluation of your Social Security Disability claim, contact us toll free at 877-922-0186 or use our online contact form.