Levels of Appeal

Mignini, Raab, Demuth & Murahari, LLP will help you build your case from the very beginning, so you will not have regrets later on. Contact us today!

Initial and Reconsideration Levels

At the Initial and Reconsideration levels, a doctor from the Social Security Administration that has never met you personally is evaluating your medical evidence to determine whether you can work full time at your past jobs as actually or generally performed or any other job in the national economy on a full-time basis. These doctors are also evaluating whether you meet what is known as a medical listing. At these first two levels of the appeals process, Mignini, Raab, Demuth & Murahari, LLP will help you fight back against their philosophy of denial. Contact us today to learn more. Back to Levels

Hearing Level

At the Hearing level, there is a long wait time before you actually get a hearing date. There are critical decisions to be made during this wait time such as whether or not to object to a video-teleconference hearing. MRD&M will help you make the right choice, by focusing on which jurisdiction you are located in. We will also assist you in medical development prior to your hearing. We also provide you with multiple rounds of preparation before your hearing. Contact us today to learn more. Back to Levels

Appeals Council Level

If you are denied by and Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), your next step is filing an appeal before the Appeals Council. The primary goal at this level is to get your case “remanded” or sent back to the ALJ to fix certain legal errors. This will also give you another opportunity to win your back pay. If you do not partake in this level, you are essentially giving up on your back pay. MRD&M will evaluate your case and give you sound advice on how to proceed and what to expect at this level. Contact us today to learn more. Back to Levels

Federal Court Level

If you are denied by the Appeals Council your case is essentially over. However, MRD&M will be able to determine whether your case is strong enough to file a “Civil Action” (appeal to the federal court level). Our firm has been handling such complex federal court appeals for over 35 years. From 2018-2019, our firm obtained over 100 remands in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. In federal court we are not necessarily arguing you are disabled, we are arguing whether or not the ALJ made a legal error. This process involves labor intensive writing. Ultimately if you win in federal court, your case will either be remanded (sent back to the ALJ) for a new hearing or be reversed (reversals are very rare). If remanded, you will then have another chance to win all of your back pay by attending a remand hearing before an ALJ. Contact us today to learn more. Back to Levels

Disposition Data

If you have been denied at any level, please contact our office so we can discuss your case in further detail (We offer tailored consultations). We provide representation at every level of the appeals process and take pride in ensuring that all of our clients understand the process. Mignini, Raab, Demuth & Murahari, LLP will help you build your case from the very beginning, so you will not have regrets later on. Contact us today! Back to Levels

Arjun Murahari gave my daughter excellent representation throughout the entire process...which seemed to go on forever. He was always available to answer questions and his staff is also 5 Star. He genuinely cares about you as a person. When you are talking with Arjun it is like talking with a friend who is carefully helping you solve a complicated and scary problem. There's a lot at stake as you navigate through the Social Security process. Arjun will 'have your back' the entire way

Jim

Have you been denied by Social Security?

ALWAYS APPEAL!
You generally have 60 days to file your appeal…
We will be happy to assist you with filing your appeal on time!
NEVER GIVE UP!
The Social Security Administration has a philosophy of denial…
We will fight for you at any level of the appeal process!
STAY POSITIVE!
The process can feel overwhelming…
We will be happy to assist you with formulating a legal strategy to win your case AT ANY LEVEL of the process!

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