The SSDI Reconsideration Review: What To Expect


After receiving a denial for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you have the option to request a reconsideration review (in most cases). The reconsideration stage is the first step in the appeals process. 

Ask for a reconsideration

You must file a written request for reconsideration within a specified timeframe. You can complete the necessary forms online or at your local Social Security office, download the forms, or apply online. 

Your case is assigned 

Once your request for reconsideration is received, your case will be assigned to a different disability examiner who was not involved in the initial decision. This examiner will review your entire application, including any new information you provide.

More medical evaluation may be needed

The disability examiner may gather additional medical evidence from your healthcare providers to assess the severity of your condition and its impact on your ability to work. They may also request updated medical records or schedule a consultative examination if necessary.

The original decision is reconsidered

Based on the new evidence and a thorough review of your case, the disability examiner will make a new determination. They will consider your medical condition, work history, and any other relevant factors. 

Get help with your case

A social security lawyer can provide valuable assistance to claimants during the SSDI reconsideration review stage. 

  • Social security lawyers have a deep understanding of the SSDI application and appeals process. They can explain the reconsideration stage to you, including the specific requirements, deadlines, and documentation needed. 
  • During reconsideration, it's crucial to provide new and compelling evidence to support your claim. A lawyer can help you identify the most relevant medical records, diagnostic tests, statements from healthcare providers, and other evidence that can strengthen your case. 
  • A Social Security lawyer can handle communication with the Social Security Administration (SSA) on your behalf. They can help prepare and submit the necessary forms and documentation, ensuring that all information is accurate and properly presented. 
  • Lawyers specializing in SSDI claims know how to build a persuasive case. They can analyze your medical records, work history, and vocational factors to develop a compelling argument for why you meet the SSA's criteria for disability. 
  • If there is an in-person reconsideration review, your lawyer can accompany you and represent your interests. They will be familiar with the process, the types of questions typically asked, and how to effectively present your case before the disability examiner. 

Speak to a Social Security Disability lawyer for help today. 


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After The Accident: A Law Resource Website

Getting in any sort of car accident is traumatic, especially if your injuries are bad enough to land you in the hospital. The last thing you want to worry about after the crash is medical bills, but sadly, insurance companies do not always make it easy to collect the funds to cover those expenses. On top of that, you have lost wages from the days you missed at work. There is a solution. Personal injury and car accident attorneys are there to make sure you get the compensation you deserve after a car accident. We've created this website to help you learn more about their services.