Has your Social Security Disability been denied in Raleigh, NC? If so, you are not alone. Currently the Social Security Administration denies far more claims at the initial and reconsideration levels than they approve.
In NC, initial and reconsideration decisions are made by DDS. DDS reviews your medical evidence and makes a decision regarding your disability. You may have been sent to a doctor at Social Security’s expense, but still received a denial.
I advise clients not to be distraught or discouraged by DDS denials. Unfortunately, this is part of the process. If you are denied at the initial and reconsideration levels, you will have to request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. At the hearing, unlike at DDS, the individual (the ALJ) who makes the decision about your disability meets with you and has an opportunity to ask pertinent questions.
Your time in front of the Administrative Law Judge is the most important 30 minutes of your disability case. It is important that the right questions are asked and answered by you. Having an experienced Social Security Disability Attorney by your side can help!
If your Social Security Disability has been denied in Raleigh, NC just know that Kimberly Bishop with the Bishop Law Firm can help at any level.