Don’t give up. It can be frustrating when you know you cannot work and your claim for disability is initially denied. The process to appeal can be long and difficult, but success is often achieved. However, you have a limited amount of time to file for an appeal. It’s important to call us if your claim is denied.
Portland Social Security
Get the Social Security Disability Benefits You Need
If you’re trying to win disability benefits, you’re most likely struggling both physically and financially. Disability attorney Dan Emery is here to help you through the complicated Social Security Disability appeal process. We can help determine if you qualify for Disability benefits, or help with your appeal if you’ve already been denied. We serve the entire state of Maine – including Portland, Bangor, Augusta, and more.
Once you’re denied benefits, the clock starts ticking. Don’t wait too long.
You can miss the deadline to appeal.
Appealing your Denial…
A denial isn’t the end of your claim
We know the process. We will file a Request for Reconsideration on your behalf.
If your Request for Reconsideration is denied, we can request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. If an Administrative Law Judge denies your case, we can present your case before the Appeals Council. We’re with you all the way.
IF YOU HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY HEARING SCHEDULED…
If Social Security has notified you of an upcoming hearing, it’s very important to be prepared. You are strongly encouraged to get legal representation.
Dan Emery has over 20 years of experience helping people win Social Security Disability Benefits. He’ll use his knowledge and experience to:
- Understand your impairments
- Analyze your Social Security file
- Prepare your case
- Obtain important evidence such as medical records
- Prepare you for your testimony
- Prepare you for questions which may be asked of you at your hearing
- Make helpful legal arguments before and during the hearing
- Question witnesses
- Cross-examine any medical and/or vocational experts who testify at your hearing
- File appeals in a timely manner, if necessary represent you at each stage of your claim
Attending your Social Security hearing alone is risky. Dan Emery will meet with you face-to-face before the hearing to help to present your case.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
You pay no legal fees unless you win. The most you will ever be charged for legal fees is 25% of your past due benefits. In some cases you may also be responsible for certain costs, such as obtaining medical records.