SSDI Process Level TwoSSDI Process Level Two

No one ever predicts that they will become disabled and not be able to work ever again. Accidents do happen and illnesses develop, however, sometimes without warning. Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) was developed to provide income to men and women who once worked but now are not able to due to illness or injury. Sometimes SSDI benefits are short-term, while other recipients of these funds collect for the rest of their lives because their injury or illness is serious enough to prevent them from ever working again. SSDI law is complex, and people are often denied benefits on their first application because the paperwork is so difficult. One little mistake can result in your claim being denied.

The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyer’s SSDI lawyers have helped thousands of people all over the United States collect the disability benefits to which they are entitled following their injury. Our Social Security disability lawyers work tirelessly so that you and your family do not have to worry if you will be able to pay the electric bill or put food on the table. Let our SSDI lawyers help you during this very difficult time.

SSDI Level Two

There are several steps or "stages" involved in the SSDI process and each one presents its unique set of challenges. We just described SSDI level one of the five level process to you, and now we are ready to move on to SSDI level two. Level two involves asking for reconsideration once your claim has been denied. Of course, if your claim is not denied, this second level will not apply to you. But since only 35% of initial applications are accepted, this second level will, most likely, apply to you, too.

If you are denied SSDI benefits at the end of the level one waiting period, you have the right to file for a reconsideration or first appeal. But you must file this within sixty days of being denied. If you do not file your reconsideration request in sixty days, your application for SSDI benefits will not be reconsidered. At the second level, your medical and vocational information will be reviewed and updated, if necessary. At the SSDI second level, a different Social Security Administration (SSA) representative reviews your application (a different person does this because a new set of eyes may find something the first SSA representative reviewing your application did not see).

The SSA will send you a letter explaining how it made its decision regarding your SSDI application. Level two waiting period can be as long as five months, and at this level, approximately 87% of first appeals are denied. With a statistic like that, you can see why it’s so very important to have an experienced SSDI lawyer on your side. These agencies certainly do not make it easy to receive benefits.

The SSDI lawyers at The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers will work hard for you during the SSDI appeals process. Please contact one of Social Security Disability Lawyers today to schedule your confidential consultation. We have offices in many states with local SSDI lawyers waiting to serve you.


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