As social security disability advocates, Occena Law provides comprehensive legal assistance to our clients through all stages of the Social Security Disability process. We will aid you with the completion of all applications, questionnaires, and appeal forms.
Our clients should expect the following services:
- Application : We recognize there is an extensive amount of paperwork to complete at this initial level, we assign experienced case managers to assist you while completing the initial Social Security Disability application.
- Reconsideration: If the initial disability application is denied, Occena Law will file a request for reconsideration within 60 days of the initial denial. The average wait period at the reconsideration level is three to five months.
- Hearing: If the reconsideration is denied, we will again notify SSA within 60 days that you will appeal the decision, which moves the application to the hearing level. Once your case reaches this level, Occena Legal Group will assign an experienced Attorney to represent you at the hearing. If your case is denied at this stage, you may ask the appeals council within 60 days of the denial to review the disability hearing decision to determine if it was rendered properly.
- Award: If your claim is awarded, you may expect payment, including retroactive payments (if applicable), one to three months after the decision is made.
The Social Security Disability process can often be confusing, stressful and time-consuming. The Occena Law culture will educate and guide you through the complexities and nuances of your claim.